SolidShe, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting mental wellness for teenage girls and women, through advocacy, education and service.
We aim to target stigma that surrounds mental illness, and inspire good mental health for women and teen girls by Influencing social change and targeting stigma by delivering key messages designed to educate and encourage access to much needed information, support and social activities.
Having a strong support system is vital to maintaining good mental health. For that reason, we seek to empower women and teenage girls with mental health conditions by emphasizing the importance of taking care of the mind, body and spirit.
It is our goal to encourage our members to seek knowledge and awareness to help build confidence and a strong sense of self worth.
We plan to accomplish this by planting and nurturing seeds for success, promoting and reinforcing positive actions and behaviors and providing helpful resources to each of our members.
We hope to collaborate with families, businesses and organizations whose goal, like ours, is to empower and inspire "silent Sufferers" in our community.
Community service allows those participating to reflect on the difference they are making in the mental health community. With each new community service project, some participants may gain insightful experience in a variety of areas.
We provide programs for youth who are struggling with mental health issues. Examples include the use of mentors in a general helping capacity to put the youth on a positive path, to help youth avoid negative or harmful behaviors, and/or to help youth keep depressive symptoms or attitudes at bay.
Our workshops are used as a means to encourage open dialogue about mental health which creates a platform for women to share stories, information and empowerment through conversation to help break the wall of silence surrounding mental illness within minority communities.
What Our Peers Are Saying!
"Thanks to your Cupcakes and Conversation, I was encouraged to go to a therapist. I was hesitant and did not want to go. But in the end I am glad I did... So thank you so much for encouraging me to go and get help."
Rochelle K., CA
"What made me want to work with Barjohn is the recognition of her warm and inviting smile.
Before I met Barjohn I felt unheard and misunderstood. I feel that while meeting with her I was able to articulate important feelings and express them in a positive way."
C. Ellison, NC
“SolidShe is a much needed organization for mental health. Whether you're in need of peer support, resources or simply a safe space to be vulnerable, this is what Barjohn gives. SolidShe is certainly a staple in my life.”
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"Speaking Up to Silence Stigma"