Mae Haggerty, Idea Founder, Business Development
Mental health affects everyone. Everyone goes through stress. Everyone goes through pain. Everyone goes through heartbreak. Everyone experiences this negativity yet not many people know how to deal with it. No one talks about all of the tools and resources out there that can help people go through all of this. No one talks about how they too are experiencing the same things and how they also do not know how to get help.
This was why I never sought help when I got to a point where I felt I no longer knew how to cope. Through an amazing support system of friends, family and finally seeking deeper help through therapy I have been able to see the positive effects of becoming vulnerable and seeking help.
I want to be able to spread this to as many people as possible. I want to provide people the tools that they need to improve not only themselves but to also encourage an open community of positive mental health practices. I hope that this ConfIdence community will be able to bring the light that people may need in their lives, and I hope that people can spread this positivity to the people who mean the most to them.
Isaac Feil: Digital Marketing
As a college transfer student, a large part of my social perspective in recent years has focused on reputation, because your actions and words develop your reputation regardless of where you go. And I think people don’t realize exactly how much positive influence they can provide others with every day. It’s always during the small moments. I’ve never understood why people feel entitled to judge, criticize, gossip about others, or treat people like objects without any second thoughts.
My point is there are plenty of outside forces that can bring you down every day. But if you surround yourself with the right people and prioritize personal growth and development, you can still find so much joy in every week to combat the stresses of daily life.
My goal with Confidence is to make people realize they are cared about. They just need to know that they are ultimately in control of their own path and reputation.
Respect yourself and others. Be kind. Listen. Do not judge, insult, or cut others off. Work until 3am and get up at 6 every once in a while, just to keep yourself in check in realizing the beauty of life is never to be taken for granted, no matter what life may throw at you.