Alex Davies is creating a blog to fight mental health stigma!
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Thank you for taking a moment to have a look at who I am and what I do.  Here's just a little bit about me.

My name is Alex Davies and I'm the creator and author of Pushing Back the Shadows.  

I want to live in a world where mental health is not stigmatised.
I want to live in a world where people can talk about depression or anxiety without fear of being judged.
I want to live in a world where people struggling with mental health issues can be supported – properly supported – without people keeping them at arm’s length, not knowing what to do or what to say.
I want to live in a world where we can all be one big community, supporting each other in our trials with compassion, understanding and patience. A world where mental health is openly talked about, where people can feel as though they are taken seriously and they don’t have to cover it up or hide who they really are. A world where people are not put down as “weak” for being depression or anxious.
I want to live in a world where we are accepted.
But I can’t do it alone.
Join the Pushing Back the Shadows community and help me as I raise awareness, pushing back those shadows.
Help me as I strive to build this better world, where we can be open about our mental health problems and people can accept us, having the understanding of why we are how we are.
Together, we can end the stigma.
I want to live in that world!
What about you?”
– Alex Davies

Tiers
On-Board
$1 or more per month
Welcome to On-Board!  As an On-Board supporter, you have the opportunity to request topics for me to write about.  You will also have access to my Patreon-only feeds that I will check and interact with frequently.  You will be the first to hear about upcoming content and ideas!  Exclusive to Patreon!
Inside Track
$3 or more per month
Welcome to the Inside Track!  As a $3-a-month supporter, you get to enjoy sneak peaks into the Pushing Back the Shadows blog.  You can also get behind-the-scenes information available as well!  This includes:
  • Blurbs of upcoming posts.
  • Series in the making.
  • Previews of upcoming interviews.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Editing and Engaging
$5 or more per month
Welcome to Editing and Engaging!  As a $5-a-month supporter, you will get early access to complete rough drafts of some of my upcoming posts, 24-hour advance notice to event tickets and access to our private Facebook community.
  • Early rough drafts of upcoming posts
  • Early access to future event tickets
  • Access to the Private PBTS Community on Facebook
  • All previous tier rewards included!
Advertise With Us
$5 or more per month
Are you a blogger?
Want to get your work out there?
Advertise with PBTS and we will feature your work weekly on our community page!
Be My Guest
$10 or more per month
Are you a writer?  Is there a topic surrounding depression or anxiety that you're passionate about?  In the Be My Guest pledge, you can have the opportunity to publish a post on my blog*.  
  • Guest posting on my blog
  • Shout out in the credits of the videos I do
  • This opportunity is limited to the first ten people only!
  • Plus all previous rewards.

  • *post topics are subject to approval
    Merchandise Master
    $20 or more per month
    Welcome to the Merchandise Master! As a $20-a-month supporter, you get a variety of benefits, including all previous rewards!  You get:
    • Official Pushing Back the Shadows mug
    • Exclusive tutorials behind my blogging and speaking techniques
    • Tips and techniques for helping people with mental health struggles
    • Plus all previous reward tiers

    Inner Circle
    $30 or more per month
    Welcome to my Inner Circle!  As my highest-pledged supporters, you get to be a part of my innermost community.  You will get 1-2-1 interaction with me through live chats via Skype!
    • 1-2-1 Live Chats with me once a month
  • A signed and personalised thank you card for pledging your support!
  • Shout out in the credits of my videos
  • Access to the Inner Circle Community on Facebook with frequent interaction from me!
  • All previous rewards included
  • Limited to the first 10 people only!
  • Goals
    29% complete
    To help further our cause in eradicating mental health stigma, I'm aiming to become a certified counsellor.  To do this, I need to study at a college and there is a course fee that needs to be paid.  $300 for the full payment or broken down into 10 monthly payments of roughly $35.  Can you help?
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    Thank you for taking a moment to have a look at who I am and what I do.  Here's just a little bit about me.

    My name is Alex Davies and I'm the creator and author of Pushing Back the Shadows.  

    I want to live in a world where mental health is not stigmatised.
    I want to live in a world where people can talk about depression or anxiety without fear of being judged.
    I want to live in a world where people struggling with mental health issues can be supported – properly supported – without people keeping them at arm’s length, not knowing what to do or what to say.
    I want to live in a world where we can all be one big community, supporting each other in our trials with compassion, understanding and patience. A world where mental health is openly talked about, where people can feel as though they are taken seriously and they don’t have to cover it up or hide who they really are. A world where people are not put down as “weak” for being depression or anxious.
    I want to live in a world where we are accepted.
    But I can’t do it alone.
    Join the Pushing Back the Shadows community and help me as I raise awareness, pushing back those shadows.
    Help me as I strive to build this better world, where we can be open about our mental health problems and people can accept us, having the understanding of why we are how we are.
    Together, we can end the stigma.
    I want to live in that world!
    What about you?”
    – Alex Davies

    Recent posts by Alex Davies

    Tiers
    On-Board
    $1 or more per month
    Welcome to On-Board!  As an On-Board supporter, you have the opportunity to request topics for me to write about.  You will also have access to my Patreon-only feeds that I will check and interact with frequently.  You will be the first to hear about upcoming content and ideas!  Exclusive to Patreon!
    Inside Track
    $3 or more per month
    Welcome to the Inside Track!  As a $3-a-month supporter, you get to enjoy sneak peaks into the Pushing Back the Shadows blog.  You can also get behind-the-scenes information available as well!  This includes:
    • Blurbs of upcoming posts.
    • Series in the making.
    • Previews of upcoming interviews.
    • Plus all previous rewards.
    Editing and Engaging
    $5 or more per month
    Welcome to Editing and Engaging!  As a $5-a-month supporter, you will get early access to complete rough drafts of some of my upcoming posts, 24-hour advance notice to event tickets and access to our private Facebook community.
    • Early rough drafts of upcoming posts
    • Early access to future event tickets
    • Access to the Private PBTS Community on Facebook
    • All previous tier rewards included!
    Advertise With Us
    $5 or more per month
    Are you a blogger?
    Want to get your work out there?
    Advertise with PBTS and we will feature your work weekly on our community page!
    Be My Guest
    $10 or more per month
    Are you a writer?  Is there a topic surrounding depression or anxiety that you're passionate about?  In the Be My Guest pledge, you can have the opportunity to publish a post on my blog*.  
    • Guest posting on my blog
    • Shout out in the credits of the videos I do
  • This opportunity is limited to the first ten people only!
  • Plus all previous rewards.

  • *post topics are subject to approval
    Merchandise Master
    $20 or more per month
    Welcome to the Merchandise Master! As a $20-a-month supporter, you get a variety of benefits, including all previous rewards!  You get:
    • Official Pushing Back the Shadows mug
    • Exclusive tutorials behind my blogging and speaking techniques
    • Tips and techniques for helping people with mental health struggles
    • Plus all previous reward tiers

    Inner Circle
    $30 or more per month
    Welcome to my Inner Circle!  As my highest-pledged supporters, you get to be a part of my innermost community.  You will get 1-2-1 interaction with me through live chats via Skype!
    • 1-2-1 Live Chats with me once a month
  • A signed and personalised thank you card for pledging your support!
  • Shout out in the credits of my videos
  • Access to the Inner Circle Community on Facebook with frequent interaction from me!
  • All previous rewards included
  • Limited to the first 10 people only!