KUYA’s new “End the Stigma” shirts are now on our website!!! Visit squareup.com/store/kuya!!
These shirts were created to raise awareness on, and to increase the dialogue on the negative stigma around mental health. These shirts serve as a symbol and tool to stand up for the rights and equal treatment for those with mental illness and other mental health complications. Help end negative stigma around mental health by listening and considering the experiences and needs of family and friends who are experiencing mental health issues. In addition, support your local and county mental health clinics and institutions, because they are also in need. Mental health hospitals are heavily underfunded, and do not receive the support to provide adequate treatment to their patients. Donate to them, volunteer, or collaborate with local mental health center to create workshops in your school or workplace that raises awareness on mental health and how to help your family, friends, and peers.
In addition, in times where mental health services are inadequate or discriminatory in your school, university, or in other institutions, protest and demonstrate to demand the services that people urgently need.
100% of the profits will be donated to 2 causes:
– A fundraiser held by Pomona College and the L.A. Downtown Women’s Center to buy necessities for women living on Skid Row. Here’s the link to the fundraiser if you would like to donate directly to this cause: (please share on your pages!) https://www.youcaring.com/downtownwomenscenter-796935
If you live in the L.A. area, you can also volunteer at the women’s center
Address: 442 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 680-0600
– A fundraiser to support Christina Chambliss (they/them), a former student from Scripps College who is in need of funds to pay for the various services that Scripps deceivingly charged her for. Prior to enrolling at Scripps, Christina was offered a full-ride and promised the support that would be necessary for their mental illnesses. Upon arrival, Christina’s mental illnesses were rapidly exacerbated by the College’s failure to provide adequate support for mentally ill, queer students of Color, such as Christina. To directly donate to their fund, go to this link: (please share on your pages!!!!)
Special thanks to Anusha Ramji, one of our members, and the artist behind these shirts!!!!! 🙂 Take a look at the photos to see a description of the design. Also, support her pages on instagram @365daysofsophrosyne and @amarshmallowhaze where Anusha posts her poetry and her campaign on fashion and self-expression!