Luke Myers is creating mental health and wellness magazines
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Hi, and thank you already for your interest! 

I create "things" about mental health. Things include a digital and, sometimes, a print magazine, memes, content, interviews, reviews, social media... things. But these are not just my things. Inspirational memes and informational posts are mostly mine. But most of what I do is put together Better Mental Health magazine, to share other people's experiences.

These lived experiences help those who share by being able to explain their experiences of mental health and help those who benefit from greater understanding by sharing other experiences. This is a completely independent endeavour to share experiences to help people live with greater mental health and wellness. Your support will help me pay for hosting, publishing and associated costs.

To give this a little perspective, these are some of the monthly costs of producing a high quality digital magazine. Web hosting $100, images $500, design $600, website maintenance $200, software licensing $150, digital hosting $100, equipment $100 plus overheads such as power, accounting, fees... Printing an issue in a small print run (it's a niche magazine) costs about $5 per issue and $3 postage, and storage, or about $8,000. Any sales are about $1 gross margin. However, as I want to make it available, I give free copies to anyone who asks and cover the cost myself. Advertising would help, but the magazine is content driven, not filled with advertising, and advertisers are reluctant, so no advertising revenue. I currently work a full-time job to help support this but it's not enough. And this is another full-time job in itself and I'm doing it on my own.

I'm not trying to get rich from this. I'm trying to make information available to help others, and I know it does. But, the reality is, I can't afford to keep it going on my own. So, if you care about mental health as much as I do, and you have a few dollars to spare each month, it would be a huge help. Not just to me, but to everyone who benefits from the magazine. 

Thank you for your support.
Tiers
Be heard
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for dropping by and supporting our effort to make Mental Health more accessible. We'll shout out our thanks in social media, on the website and in the digital magazine. We really appreciate your support and would love people to know that you're supporting a really valuable resource that helps others. 
Be Part of the Magazine
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
We'll give you content to edit or write, and include you in the editorial contribution. You'll be able to link to your own blog or professional profile. We'll also support you through our social media platforms. It's a great way to build your profile as an editor, journalist or mental health advocate.
For Organisations and Professionals
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us while supporting your own Mental Health efforts. We'll include an interview or profile in the magazine of up to 4 pages. For the duration of your sponsorship, we'll post an ad on our website, regularly include your profile in our social media posts, and recognise your support in newsletters and posts. Thank you for wanting to support the independent promotion of positive mental wellbeing.
Goals
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I create as much digital content as I can, as often as I can. It's good, but it could be better — more content and more often.
Some of the things I produce include:
  • Blog articles that I write
  • Articles submitted from other people's personal experiences
  • Inspirational memes
  • News articles and mental wellness updates
  • My personal video blog
  • Organisation's profiles
  • Text and video interviews with other people 
Reaching this goal will help me pay for additional content, such as images, fonts, researchers, editing and design so that I can focus on improving the volume and quality of the material. It will also help pay for licensing, hosting and boosted social media to help get the content to more people. And then I can move onto the next goal, which will help get the next digital, and then print, issues out. 

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Hi, and thank you already for your interest! 

I create "things" about mental health. Things include a digital and, sometimes, a print magazine, memes, content, interviews, reviews, social media... things. But these are not just my things. Inspirational memes and informational posts are mostly mine. But most of what I do is put together Better Mental Health magazine, to share other people's experiences.

These lived experiences help those who share by being able to explain their experiences of mental health and help those who benefit from greater understanding by sharing other experiences. This is a completely independent endeavour to share experiences to help people live with greater mental health and wellness. Your support will help me pay for hosting, publishing and associated costs.

To give this a little perspective, these are some of the monthly costs of producing a high quality digital magazine. Web hosting $100, images $500, design $600, website maintenance $200, software licensing $150, digital hosting $100, equipment $100 plus overheads such as power, accounting, fees... Printing an issue in a small print run (it's a niche magazine) costs about $5 per issue and $3 postage, and storage, or about $8,000. Any sales are about $1 gross margin. However, as I want to make it available, I give free copies to anyone who asks and cover the cost myself. Advertising would help, but the magazine is content driven, not filled with advertising, and advertisers are reluctant, so no advertising revenue. I currently work a full-time job to help support this but it's not enough. And this is another full-time job in itself and I'm doing it on my own.

I'm not trying to get rich from this. I'm trying to make information available to help others, and I know it does. But, the reality is, I can't afford to keep it going on my own. So, if you care about mental health as much as I do, and you have a few dollars to spare each month, it would be a huge help. Not just to me, but to everyone who benefits from the magazine. 

Thank you for your support.

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Tiers
Be heard
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for dropping by and supporting our effort to make Mental Health more accessible. We'll shout out our thanks in social media, on the website and in the digital magazine. We really appreciate your support and would love people to know that you're supporting a really valuable resource that helps others. 
Be Part of the Magazine
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
We'll give you content to edit or write, and include you in the editorial contribution. You'll be able to link to your own blog or professional profile. We'll also support you through our social media platforms. It's a great way to build your profile as an editor, journalist or mental health advocate.
For Organisations and Professionals
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us while supporting your own Mental Health efforts. We'll include an interview or profile in the magazine of up to 4 pages. For the duration of your sponsorship, we'll post an ad on our website, regularly include your profile in our social media posts, and recognise your support in newsletters and posts. Thank you for wanting to support the independent promotion of positive mental wellbeing.