so you are most likely wondering, "where did the phrase mentally fantastic come from?" well, let me explain.. for years i hid and denied my mental illness. i was too afraid of the stigma that was attached to stating that you were mentally ill or mentally unstable. after finally coming to terms with my diagnosis and seeking the proper treatment, i realized that there weren't any positive phrases out there to describe people like me. i spent countless hours trying to figure out a better word...and fantastic came to my mind. am i mentally insane? no. i'm mentally fantastic.
i was diagnosed at the age of 14 with bipolar disorder - a very scary thing for a high school student to hear. after nearly twelve years of cognitive behavioral therapy alone, i realized that i needed to take control of my illness and accept it for what it is - an illness which is very treatable with medication and therapy sessions. i realized that, instead of being consumed by my bipolar, i was going to kick it's butt.
over 50% of the proceeds collected from sales on this site are being donated to two mental health organizations in the united states: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and the DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance). our government fails to pay attention to the rising mental healthcare crisis in our country. the smallest things we can do to support these organizations are actually gigantic steps in the right direction.