Change the Face of Depression (CTFOD) is centered on the elements of self-care, raising awareness of its importance to the teachings of implementing it.
Depression spares no walk of life. It doesn't matter the race nor the dynamics of the people it affects.
As a foundation, we are a source of resources for those looking to overcome depression.
To impact countless lives by encouraging their path to regain a sense of self-worth.
There are several ways your donation will be used through the foundation and throughout the community.
*The Self-Care Kit-
When one suffers from depression, self-care is the first thing to go. In efforts to boost recovery, we have organized a variety of Self-Care Kits. The kits include but are not limited to the essentials of hygiene needed to start over (i.e., soap, shampoo, deodorant) leading up to the products used to seek and obtain successful employment (i.e., groom, hygiene essentials, interview attire).
The kits range in detail of their recipient to meet their individual basic needs.
We feel the quality and efficiency will be an asset to the recipients. They are practical for many purposes. They are effective and will encourage the recipient an easier way to keep clean. They are also convenient and easy for traveling.
We commemorate making it through another week by challenging a Wellness Wednesday give-a-way! Wellness Wednesdays change weekly to encourage self-care by embracing the challenge to try something new. May it be gifting a donation of products or services to enhance the accountability of hygiene or a unique experience to brave the isolation depression weighs on one's wellbeing. Wellness Wednesdays salute the finish line of another success! It gives us something to look forward to trying.
*Our #LOVEYOURSELFIE event
The LOVEYOURSELFIE event is a source of resources.
Attendees of the event will be professionally groomed and then captured in a photoshoot by our award-winning photographers to boost self-esteem. Professionals and self-care advocates will surround them to educate their sense of self-care and enhance their level of self-worth. Not only is this a donation-based fundraiser, but it's also a celebration. A mark of no return, to remember- there's no going backward from here. Change The Face of Depression is a Foundation where Artists/ Stylists/ Cosmetologists/ Photographers/ Makeup (etc.) can come together:
*Expand their portfolio
*Make an impact on someone's life.
We are providing a mini-makeover and photoshoot.
*Essential for Self Esteem
The event will be sectioned into the genre:
The genres will be sectioned into booths. Each booth will then be sectioned to chair.
A company or whole team/ business will occupy an entire booth,/ any additional space in the booth would be open as a chair. Chairs can be occupied individually, per genre they are interested in working with:
Donations/ Hours will be credited to all companies/ schools/ individuals as it's a partnering business and non-profit.
The variety of artistic perspectives will enhance the opportunity to show the beauty in many forms.
I feel, honestly, if this were something offered to me during my darkest days of depression, it would have made a significant impact on my recovery. Something so simple, yet so important.
A chance at a reset. A beautiful and powerful opportunity for a vital, yet so often complacent, a reminder of one's worth.
Our mission is Impact for Impact.
Impact the world in a better way than the world impacted you-
CTFOD has recently started a podcast called:
Take off the Mask (also known as TOTM) is a place where no ground is too deep. We have raw interviews with real people, making an impact. Impacting the world in a better way than the world impacted us- where we invite those that are familiar with Depression/ the importance of mental health- to share their story. Asking them to remove the outward mask they have to shield their vulnerability, and speak on their triumph with the world-
Check out TOTM Blogs: Here.