Hi, I'm Rob. Founder of Anxie-tees. This is my story.
After years of ignoring dealing with my anxiety and depression, it got so bad that I was forced to finally seek help or lose everything. Therapy and medication saved my life and, once feeling better, I realized that the reason I didn't seek help was because of the negative stigmas associated with men talking about their feelings and society's view of mental health in general. The topic is very taboo.
So, I decided to try to help BREAK those taboos. But how?
I finally decided on creating a line of t-shirts with slogans designed to help people 'own their mental health stories' and overcome the stigmas, with a sense of optimism and humor.
People use t-shirts to do everything to show support for a political candidate to sports teams to tv shows, why not do the same thing for mental health?
So I launched, anxie-tees.com where people can own their story and help others realize they are not the only ones dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ptsd, etc. --that they are not the only ones struggling. And to do it in a way that's fun, funny and fearless.
A portion of each sale benefits the wonderful organization Mental Health America. I'm proud of this business.