Founded by Russell Headech, a recovering Bipolar patient and mental health advocate. Russell aims to bring together communities to bridge the gap of mental health awareness, primarily focusing on Bipolar Illness in Singapore.
At the age of 27, Russell was diagnosed with Bipolar type 1 and was a regular resident at the Institute of Mental Health. He recollects when being first diagnosed, the difficulty of understanding the illness and the stigmas that came with it.
His goal is to bring Bipolar patients together, to share stories and be on the journey of recovery as one.
As this is a ground up initiative, Russell is looking for funding to kickstart the projects in motion.
A few of the highlights he hopes to achieve are:
- Monthly get-together sessions with recoveries, and newly diagnosed patients.(This can be in the form of therapy sessions, art jams, music workshops, community work, focus groups)
- Quarterly pop up events supporting and showcasing work done by patients.
- Yearly festival for World Bipolar Day on the 30th of March.
(To share success stories and feature vendors and merchants with similar stories)
Any form of support will go a long way.
Thank you so much for reading this.