Nobody should have to face mental illness alone!
At Pigletish, we're trying to change the way the world treats those who are living with mental illness and other "invisible disabilities"
by sharing as many stories as possible with as many people as possible.
We campaign to end stigma and promote peer to peer support through SHOUTING as much as possible, about a topic that's far too often clouded in silence.
the bad news
The bad news is that the mental health system is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate and that treatment is becoming harder to come by. Without the proper help in place, a growing amount of people are finding themselves feeling alone, scared and confused by it all.
the good news
The good news is that peer-to-peer support and talking to one another is a great way of helping people feel less isolated and like there are people out there who understand what they are going through. Speaking to others with similar stories to me on Twitter has saved my life on more than one occasion and the more ways we can get the word out that it's OK to be ill and that you are NOT ALONE, the more people we can hopefully help.
you can help, too
There are several ways you can get involved with Pigletish, but one of them is just to continue talking about mental health and treating people well.
By talking about your own mental health and spreading positive messages on social media, you are encouraging others to do the same.
You can make a huge difference in the world, just by being you - and what we love most about this way of helping us is that it costs you absolutely nothing.
If you'd like to chat to us regularly,
you can join in on Twitter every Tuesday using #PigletishTalks.
It's a chance for you to talk to Anneli and Sarah and to ask any questions about the week's episode of the podcast.
Those of you who listen to the Podcast will know that we have recently launched a club for our VIPs - Very Important Piglets.
This is your way of showing us your support, but of also getting exclusive access to VIP only content and behind the scenes footage.
It costs just $1 per month which builds into a fund that we can use to keep creating free content for our audience.
We love you guys.
Thank you so much for showing us your support.
Living with anxiety and working to raise awareness takes Gilmore levels of caffeine to stay powered up.
If you like the work I do and can afford to, I'd absolutely love it if you could buy me a coffee (it also gets you my undying love).
Whether you're a social media pro or an IRL kinda queen, we can always use an extra hand getting the word out there.
By sharing our social media links or telling your friends and family about us, you're helping more people find us - which in turn helps us spread even more mental health awareness.
If you'd like to get in touch with us you can also send us a message or share your story here:
Running a blog, podcast and YouTube channel all costs money.
There's the equipment we buy to create the content we make, which includes:
computers, camera, tripods, microphones, headphones, sound studio
to name but a few things - and on top of that there's the money it costs to host our domain AND the time we're putting in to creating, editing and marketing - which for Sarah is around 4 hours a week and for Anneli is a WHOPPING 22. All for free.
We don't believe in making our audience pay for the content we create and are therefore relying on donations from the people who can afford it to keep us going.
If you're a brand or organisation, who would like to help us raise awareness - please read our work with us page.