If you haven't heard, Tumblr's doing some really great! Tumblr's created a campaign called Post it Forward. At the top of the Post it Forward's dedicated page it states " We're all in this together. The story of your life can change someone else's. What a wonderful supportive message!
What is Post it Forward?
The purpose of Tumblr's Post it Forward campaign is to reverse the negative stigmas surrounding mental health via community sharing, speaking out and making our voices heard. Tumblr hopes to reinforce exactly what Tumblr user's have been doing from the very start: creating strength through community openness, good will, facing & supporting problems that people face nowadays.
Tumblr wanted to create awareness for people struggling with loneliness and who are unaware of communities such as Tumblr that contain caring people that are literally a click away.
In order to raise awareness about mental health, Tumblr has created a means for people to share their stories and positive messages in hopes to providing a beneficial support tool for people that may not have access to this kind of support.
How You Can Participate In Post it Forward
Post it Forward is available to anyone who would like to reach out to others to let them know they don't have to suffer or struggle alone. By sharing your story and positive message which helped you overcome a rough period in your life. This is a campaign that I really hope to see many others participate in to help spread this positive message. You never know who may be needing to hear your specific story. Even if you your message/story helps just one individual, that's still significant.
Easy Ideas to Inspire You to Post it Forward
Tell you story by creating a video
Create a piece of art
Simply write out your story/positive message
Draw a sign or print out one out using Tumblr's template
Snap a GIF selfie with Tumblr's Post it Forward GIF Maker
Post a regular selfie
Other Helpful Tips
You can decide to make your submission as personal as you want or not personal at all.
You can also dedicate it to someone in particular (a parent, sibling, friend, neighbor, or yourself).
The whole point is sharing your story and doing it under your terms. There's no right or wrong way. The only way you can go wrong is by not participating.
Make sure to include the tag #PostitForward so others can find, share, and benefit from your story. Most of us are on a computer, tablet, or cellphone on a daily basis. How about dedicating a small portion of your time to a great cause?
How to Submit a piece to be Included in the Mental Health Quilt
It's super easy! If you'd like to submit something original to be included in the Mental Health Quilt follow the recommended format suggestions below:
must be 600x600px at 72 DPI, in a JPG or GIF format.
It must be 100% your own work (totally and completely original)
Try to keep the post captions under 100 characters
Or you can use one of these awesome templates created by three New York City artist and four @Creatrs. Once your download the template, you can color in the patch and submit it here.
Are you willing to help spread awareness of mental health? How do you plan on participating in Post it Forward? Leave us a comment below and let us know. You can start spreading the word by sharing this post.