Welcome to the official website for the Mental Health Awareness Project!

The Mental Health Awareness Project is a mental health advocacy initiative that strives to help educate and end the stigma that surrounds mental health topics and mental illnesses.

The judgment, ignorance, and stigma surrounding these topics never rests. Neither do we. Everyone deserves to be able to talk about their mental health so they can get the support and treatment they need without fear of being judged or shamed.

If those who judge and shame others for their mental illness or for talking about their mental health would instead use their energy to understand and encourage them, it would go a long way in helping them and ensuring they have the support and treatment they need and deserve. As a result, their diagnosis might be more manageable and they might be able to function more easily in their every day life. It could even save their life.

Our Goals

The goals of the Mental Health Awareness Project are to:

  • start important conversations about mental health
  • help educate the general public about mental health and mental illnesses
  • ensure people who struggle with their mental health or live with a mental illness know they are not alone or unheard
  • help prevent people from suffering in silence
  • make sure people know their emotions and feelings are valid


How does it work?

The primary way we strive to spread awareness is by writing about mental health on social media and our blog, and encouraging others to do the same.

To get involved with our conversations, be sure you’re following us (@OfficialMHAP) and our Founder, Nicole Carman (@ItsNicoleCarman), on Twitter. Please be sure to like, comment on, and retweet our posts.

To help us broaden the conversation, use our hashtag #MHAP on social media (especially on Twitter!) when you talk about mental health. Engaging with others who use our hashtag is a great way to keep the conversation going!

More Information

If you have any questions or inquiries, please get in touch with us by filling out our contact form, or you can contact Nicole Carman via email at contact@navigatingdarkness.com.

Be sure that you’re following us on our social media accounts!

Mental Health Awareness Project is sponsored by:
Nicole Carman of Navigating Darkness
Steve Sharkey of World Mental Health Day Live