The New Fashion Line That's Changing How We View Mental Illnesses

Wear your heart on your sleeve.

Here's an interesting statistic: 1 out of 5 people suffer from a mental illness. But nobody knows that, because nobody really ever talks about having it. 

Young entrepreneurs Kyle MacNevin and Kayley Reed hated the fact that they couldn't talk about their mental illness with their peers (Kyle has General Anxiety Disorder, while Kayley is recovering from Anorexia Nervoza), so they decided to come up with a fashion line that made it easy for them to create conversations about mental health.

Thus, the two started Wear Your Label to end the stigma about mental illness. According to the brand's website, the garments are "designed to help you feel connected and empowered to share your story." So all the clothes have positive messages, like this one:

And this one.

And this one.

What's interesting about the brand is that there's a story behind each piece they make. For instance, these leggings have the "Your story isn't over" print on the thigh. Because according to the website, "thighs are considered a common place for self-injury, as they're often easily concealed." The most common form of injury? Cutting.

Even their tags have something nice to say:

They ship worldwide, too. So in case you're interested in buying a sweatshirt (or three!), you can check out the brand's shipping details and requirements here!

Spoiler: The clothes aren't exactly cheap (they range from $30-$70), but 10% of the profits go to local and national organizations that help spread the <3 about mental health. 

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