Mental illness is an issue that affects one in four people, yet there is still a stigma around talking about it or seeking help from friends, family and employers.

In an effort to get more people talking, and to shine a light on the effects of mental illness, Tee Franklin, aka MizCaramelVixen, has assembled an all-star team of creators for #EndTheStigma: A Mental Health Anthology, which launches an open call for submissions at the end of September.

The project has already secured commitments from creators such as Scott Snyder, Gail Simone and Tess Fowler to contribute stories highlighting their own struggles with mental illness, but beginning September 30th there will be a month long submissions process where anyone can pitch a story to possibly be featured in the anthology. Entrants must be at least eighteen years old and have some history with mental illness, whether personally or within their family.

The project will seek funding via an Indiegogo campaign, with all proceeds from sales going towards the Youth Consultation Service, which helps children get the mental health care they need, and provides residential care as well as in-home visits and community work.

Check out their website for more information about the project and the submission process. For more information on the Youth Consultation Service, visit their website.

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