Band Together

An Online Community for Mental & Emotional Health

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 blog, podcast and community forums offer a place for you to connect with others who are facing similar struggles.

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, isolation and stigma often associated with mental health and replacing it with belonging, hope and solidarity. This is a safe place for you to share your own experiences and get connected with others who have experienced similar struggles.

How does it work?

Band Together is a safe online space for the mental health community. People (including you) can anonymously share their stories online through our Share page and find encouragement through 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.

#0065 – “It became so debilitating scary, I couldn’t comprehend reality or time, throwing myself in ice cold showers just to stop the panic.”

*trigger warning* ⚠️ Hi I was diagnosed with CPTSD and Anorexia Nervosa  5 years agoBut that does not define me, a diagnoses isnt a life sentence, it’s a small part of how I perceive and built a defence mechanism to the world and I have been working my ass off...

#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...

#0063 – “By 16 I buried 49 friends and family to suicide after that I stopped counting.”

My story is a million lifetimes in one but I will try to summarize. I was born into a blended mess. What I mean by that is heavy mental illness on both sides. I was emotionally, verbally and physically abused regularly for the first 13 years of my life. I was also...

Resources and Support

You’re not in this alone. Find mental health supports that address your needs by visiting our resources and support page. Are you looking for online counselling, information on how to support friends or family members who are dealing with mental health issues, or looking for more ways to be a mental health advocate? Find your resources now.

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We want you to feel connected to our community, so we email out daily encouragement as well as our latest content. We hope this supports you in your mental health journey, so make sure you subscribe to be a part of it.