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Mental illness affects more than 1 in 5 adults in America. 43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year.* Somehow, it’s still a taboo and uncomfortable subject. Chances are, you or someone you know suffers quietly from PTSD, anxiety, Depression, or another form of mental illness. So why is it that mental illness is only discussed behind the Therapists door? Enter Dani Singer – Psychotherapist, Entrepreneur, Advocate and Designer. To erase the stigma so commonly associated with mental illness, Dani has devoted her life to offer alternative therapies that empower healing. She created Therapy Threads to empower, uplift and cause awareness for mental illness.
Therapy Threads offers beautiful and stylish accessories and clothing that take a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. Essential oils offer healing properties, and Therapy Threads uses those benefits and incorporates them into their amazing accessories.
I, Jeni, received several Therapy Threads products to check out. And to be honest, I immediately fell in love. Even the package they arrived in is gorgeous! Through my own mental illness struggles with PTSD, I know that for me, medication is not my method of choice to aid in my healing process. I prefer holistic, natural ways of healing through psychotherapy, essential oils, meditation and daily affirmations. This is one of the reasons I fell in love with Therapy Threads. The shirts, Mala Beads, scarves and AromaBracelets are seriously incredible.
Each of the scarves and bracelets come with an aroma pad and a 1/4 dram of the essential oil of your choice. Dab the essential oil on your skin, and roll the Mala Beads or AromaBracelets over it, and you’ll feel the affects of the oils all day long. You’ll be able to look and feel beautiful on the outside and inside. Essential oils are great for inspiring a mood or specific feeling. Need to relax? Try lavender. Want a bit of an uplift? Lemon will do the trick!
The Therapy Scarves are truly unique. First of all, when I picked my gorgeous Cream Knit Scarf out of the box, I immediately loved how it felt. It’s super soft and really lightweight. It’s made of 88% Organic Cotton and 12% Yak Down Jersey. And this is a big scarf that can be worn in a ton of different ways, too – it’s 77.5″ x 29.5″! I dabbed some lemon essential oil on the aroma pad and put it in the little slot in the back of the scarf. Right away, I could smell it and felt invigorated. I love that this scarf incorporates essential oils and style!
The AromaBracelets feature either Natural or an awareness. From Bullying Awareness to Suicide Awareness, you can wear these stretchy wooden beads to add style or support an awareness. The Mala Beads help to quiet the mind and help you focus on meditation. Use the beads to count mantras or affirmations like, “I am strong. I am beautiful. I am enough.”Rub the essential oil on your skin or directly on the beads to keep the smell and effects of the oils with you all day! Pretty inspirational, right?
I absolutely LOVE my Therapy Threads T-Shirt. Made with 100% ringspun cotton, these shirt are super soft and true to fit. I want to wear it to bed as a jammie shirt because it’s so comfortable, but also want to wear it every day to show it off! Each shirt offers a different message: Take a deep breath, Kind is the new cool, Stigma isn’t cool, Survivor and more. They definitely scream the message, without being demanding, and look amazing, too.
Everything Therapy Threads offers is made with high quality material that feels naturally great on my skin. And I love that I can be wrapped up in the essential oils I choose, all while wearing something really beautiful. Therapy Threads just simply makes me feel amazing, and really does aid in my mental healing and daily mental health. They even donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to a charity of their choice!
When you shop at Therapy Threads, you’re not only promoting mental health and mental illness awareness, you’re helping yourself .
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* Mental Health Facts in America infographic provided by NAMI, as of September 2016