These Cards Reveal the Supportive Things People With Mental Illness Wish You’d Say to Them

Two Australian sisters are tackling the stigma surrounding mental illness with a series of cards for people struggling with mental health issues.

JULY 13TH 2016

By: Laura Donovan @LAURADONOVANUA

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The sisters, Sam and Trudy, who shared only their first names with the Australian publication Mamamia, created Hope Street Cards after one of them experienced mental illness and a good friend’s son tried to commit suicide. Sam, a psychologist and one half of the team, told the publication that she struggled to “show support as a friend and … demonstrate that we cared and were thinking of them,” following the man’s suicide attempt.Following Sam’s hospitalization for a mental health issue, and she and her sister Trudy, a graphic designer, paired up to make cards to support for people who struggle with their mental health. Sam writes the cards, Mamamia reports, and Trudy illustrates them.

 

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