Hi! I'm Jacqui, and I am the founder of what I like to call the Unbalanced Club.
What is this? The Unbalanced Club exists to ease and ultimately ERASE the unfair and ridiculous stigma surrounding mental illness.
Additionally, we aim to someday become a place of comfort, where people with mental illness (and sure, those without) can speak their minds without fear of being judged.
We want everyone out there to know that they are NOT ALONE, and that it is OKAY to speak out. Stay silent no more, because you deserve to be heard. Lastly, we'd like to remind everyone that there is always hope, and that it's okay to allow yourself to laugh a little.
So welcome to our club. We're happy to have you :)
(A word about the name: Some may be wondering: "Why the Unbalanced Club? Isn't that a little offensive?" I can understand why you may think that. But it's not meant to be offensive in the least. I have OCD, depression, trich, etc, so it's not like I just don't get it. 'Cuz I do. This name just came about when I was talking to my friend about our respective mental states, and we were both trying not to blame ourselves for our illnesses. So finally I said "It's not our faults. This is all due to a stupid unbalance in our brains. Join the club. The Unbalanced Club. We have pie." And that's it. That's what it is referring to, so please don't take it offensively <3)
What to do on this blog? Anything and everything. Share your stories! Send then to me anonymously, or not anonymously, and I will post them (if you’d like me to). Send me inspirational quotes, stories, recoveries, pictures…anything. Or not. Send me how you’re feeling at the moment. Tell us about a time when you were down. Or happy. Tell us what you would like to get out of this blog. Make friends with people who have been there. Share your interests, because, of course, we are all more than our illness. It’s all up to you. We love you already. :)