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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, May 1 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00.

Stephen SwinsonBy Stephen Swinson
First created
Stephen SwinsonBy Stephen Swinson
First created
$724
pledged of $650pledged of $650 goal
28
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, May 1 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Who am I?

I am Stephen Swinson. A blogger, author, speaker, and mentor. I raise awareness for mental health and I share my personal story to help others. During times of suffering my faith in God has kept me strong. I’ve learned that my faith must be bigger than my fear. 

My mission

My aim is too sell quality, stylish, and comfortable apparel, and to raise awareness for mental health. I want to help eradicate the stigma around mental health and help people understand its ok to go to therapy. After dealing with suicidal thoughts early on myself, I want to do everything I can to champion this cause. 

What made me want to do this?

One day I thoroughly contemplated taking my own life. I had a mental breakdown at that point and was out of work for about 8 months. I wrote a book during that time period to help people that deal with bouncing back from a deep depressive episode. But now I want to do more and reach more people. I began to share my story and people began to open up to me about their struggles and oddly enough they were very similar. I want people to know that you are not alone. Someone is in the trenches fighting with. 

My Vision

My “God told me to go to therapy" shirts are just the beginning. 

This Kickstarter campaign will provide funds necessary to manufacture inventory for the t-shirts that will be available for purchase.

I plan to gradually expand my range - not just in the full disclosure t-shirts but also a variety of other mental health themed shirts. Artists will be commissioned for unique t-shirts and other tops, and our t shirt range will expand in both shape options and color collections.

WHERE WILL THE FUNDS GO?

When WE succeed in reaching this goal, the funds generated from this Kickstarter will go into a couple of places...

  • funding an online store (for hopefully at least one year) - $624-$732 per year
  • procuring stock (t-shirts) - $25 per shirt (plus $2.99 for 2 day shipping)
  • any necessary legal/government expenses

Whether you've been affected by mental health directly (yourself) or indirectly (someone you care about), your purchase will help raise awareness for mental health.

Risks and challenges

Currently I only have sample shirts in my possession (but they are dope :). With the success of this campaign I will be promptly ordering the necessary amount of shirts and shipping them out, completing orders and sending all pledge rewards out.

My estimated delivery date is June 1st, Any and all delays will be communicated as best and as quickly as possible.

Funding period

Mar 25 2019 - Apr 25 2019 (30 days)


Womens tshirt
Womens tshirt

Risks and challenges

Currently I only have sample shirts in my possession (but they are dope :). With the success of this campaign I will be promptly ordering the necessary amount of shirts and shipping them out, completing orders and sending all pledge rewards out.
My estimated delivery date is June 1st, Any and all delays will be communicated as best and as quickly as possible.

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