Band Together Community

A Place to Find Hope, Connection and Resources to Support Your Mental & Emotional Health

To join our NEW photo mural and the Band Together movement in support of mental health awareness, buy a BAND TOGETHER BRACELET, take a photo with you wearing it and post it on social media using the #WeBandTogether.

What is the Band Together Community?

This is a place to SHARE your story, WEAR your story and GET CONNECTED.

We are a community of people committed to breaking down the shame, stigma and isolation often associated with mental health and replacing it with hope, solidarity and belonging. This is a safe and supportive place for you to share your own experiences and get connected with others who have experienced similar struggles. We exist to remind you that you are NEVER ALONE in your struggle. Each of us has a reason to fight for a strong mind and fulfilling life. Let’s do it together!

#WeBandTogether

Share Your Story

A place to anonymously share your mental and emotional health journey in order to break through fear, shame and isolation. You can also read the stories of others. Vulnerability is courage!

Wear Your Story

Band Together bracelets give you a tangible reminder that you are never alone in your struggles and that at your core, you are an overcomer. Wear your band with purpose and for solidarity – you are never alone!

Get Connected

A place to dive deeper into conversation and content to help support you in your mental health journey. Our podcast, blog post and community forums offer a place for you to connect with others who are facing similar struggles.

How does it work?

Band Together Community is a safe and supportive online space for the mental health community. People (including you) can anonymously share their stories online through our SHARE PAGE and find encouragement through reading the STORIES OF OTHERS. You can also WEAR YOUR STORY by choosing a bracelet to wear on a daily basis and be reminded that you are an overcomer.

DISCLAIMER

The stories on our website are shared exactly as they are received without editing or censorship. Reader discretion is advised, as some stories may contain content that some may find triggering or disturbing. To maintain a safe space for those who have shared, commenting capabilities have been turned off. Instead, you can leave a Reaction on the stories as a way to let the author know you are standing with them.

#0064 – “I have been working on changing my inner dialogue, and stopping the wrong thoughts in their tracks before they get out of control.”

I've wanted to share my story since the launch of this community. However, I felt like it isn't really a story...where do I start? And, don't stories have an end? I know I'm still growing and learning every day, so it feels like an incomplete story to share... finally...

#0034 – “On the outside, I look like a happy, funny woman. If I weren’t open about the issues I have, no one would know.”

I have struggled from anxiety and depression from a young age, and it runs in my family.  I remember being a young teenager and having suicidal thoughts, that I told not a soul about.  When my parents would leave on a trip I would have irrational thoughts...

#0070 – “Every day I think about how I’m going to try to put back the pieces of my life—which is literally every day—I feel pessimistic and overwhelmed.”

***Trigger Warning - Sexual Content*** Three years later, I still want to give up—to check out of this world—every single day.  Sometimes even the thought of my kids can’t keep the darkness away.Although I’ve always struggled with anxiety and depression, and survived...

#0022 – “I never would have guessed that I would be on prescription drugs.”

For many years I thought I was broken. I thought I hadn’t tried hard enough, prayed hard enough, read the bible enough.... I was just a bad person. I believed this because I didn’t know that I could have a chemical imbalance in my brain. Sure I had some rough things...

#0050 – “I ended up being diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia (the worlds most painful condition with THE most awful nickname) and a traumatic brain injury.”

I had a perfect life. Until it wasn't. All in under a minute. I was this 22yo, 5'1, 52kg little 'thing' a spade was a spade, I was a pretty, fit little thing (I couldn't see it then) but I was holding my own in a man's world and NEVER did I back down from a challenge!...

#0057 – “This was the first time I started to understand completely that what had happened to me when I was five was not normal.”

Hello beautiful souls. Thank you for this space to freely express. I also believe that writing is a healing journey, it has always helped me, among other healing therapies like psychologists to get the visual images out, energy healing to get all the dark emotions...

#0044 – “I have the power to catch myself before the boom. I just need to find it.”

When I am feeling very dark and depressed, my depression has the ability to make my family appear as demons. My depression tells me about the last time people turned their back on me. My depression tells me, "hey look how your fiance is talking to you. The same...

#0066 – “I’m thankful for Band Together because it makes postpartum depression and anxiety feel less lonely.”

When I thought of becoming a mom, I thought of all the great and wonderful things that would happen. Snuggles, fun play times, cute outings with family. I desperately wanted to be a mom for most of my 20s. When I finally got pregnant with my first born, I immediately...

#0019 – “You are needed, you are loved, and it will get better.”

For as long as I can remember simple things have been extremely overwhelming for me. I remember as a child freaking out as I was loading the dishwasher because my mom was stacking them “too fast”. Her rinsing them and sticking them in the sink for me load at my own...

#0075 – “I put my best foot forward everyday to try and get by these challenges and I do so by being there for others struggling like I am.”

I am a mental health advocate with a living with depression and borderline personality disorder. I struggle just like any other individual with a diagnosed Mental Health problem. My greatest struggle is self hate, fear of abandonment, smoking and impulsive behaviours....