Mxiety - Marie S is creating Writing - Research - Education About Mental Health
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Welcome and Thank You So Much For Stopping By!

After I was diagnosed and started looking for answers, I noticed that a lot of Mental Health Related information either came from professionals or personal experiences. There was nothing in the middle to bridge the gap between reliable knowledge and personal opinion.

With a degree in History and a background as a Project Manager in Scientific Publishing and Research, I set out to fill that gap. I wanted to help people feel less alone, have a laugh, but also know that they were receiving information they could trust. 

Having a live discussion seemed the best way to start ...well... discussing issues and normalizing them. I wanted to offer a good space for moderated, educated debate around some of the more difficult topics: Video Game Addiction (is it real or not?); Ties of Gun Violence to Mental Health (Are there some or not enough evidence to connect them). When I am not doing that, I interview people to learn about the many faces of mental illness. You can trust that I am always doing research to get back-up from people much smarter than I. You can expect that standard in all of my blogs and writing.

I have been humbled by the support I've received so far and so I want to keep this incredible thing growing.

So What Do I Create?
  • I host two live episodes a week: one is an interview/discussion, the other is a mental health topic discussion.
  • I write. Sometimes it's an opinion piece, often sharing my personal stories. I have contributed both as a host and a writer to several outside publications as well. I would love to write a book in the next 2 years.
  • I spend two afternoons a week playing Stardew, putting together soothing crafts and just talking - offering ideas for ways to sooth the mind when it is not at its best.
What Do I Create Exclusively Here?
  • Podcast versions of episodes I host
  • QnA's
  • Non-fiction book club, so that we can read and learn more about various mental health issues together
What Will You Be Funding?
  • Access to research articles
  • Time needed to write, find good sources, find guests for the show, edit and refine work on this delicate subject
  • Fees and other various costs for website hosting
  • My ability to continue bringing this information out into the world, the goal is to have more professionals on, provide better resources and hire others to help provide good research
  • Stretch Goal: If I am super lucky, set up a fund for others to get access to help which they cannot afford.
You will not be funding someone pretending to have a professional opinion, you'll be funding continued communal discovery.
To those trying to understand mental illness, I hope I can shed some light. To those suffering, I hope that my resources will make you more comfortable with the idea of reaching out to a professional. I want you to know where to call and who to tweet at if you feel like you might do something drastic or if you just need a friendly voice. But most importantly, I want you to know that I am more than my illness and so are you!
#BeTheLight
Tiers
Kindling
$1 or more per month
 A monthly donation to offer your love and light in support of this project. 
Spark
$5 or more per month
This is a monthly donation that helps keeps the lights on and me combing through research and information put forth by those with actual expertise in the area (i.e. the aforementioned people smarter than I)

Users who donate this amount monthly will be:
-invited to monthly movie nights
-able to send their questions for me to answer LIVE
-invited to community evenings on Twitch
-the ability to vote on topics for streams/research and first notification should anything change on my end.
Includes Discord rewards
Fire
$15 or more per month only 20 left
 Everything offered to those in the previous tiers and...

This donation will earn you:
-access to first/second drafts of my articles and personal essays
-bi monthly book club
-access to me to ask mental health research questions

-first drafts for all written articles on the blog and Medium

Includes Discord rewards
Patronus
$25 or more per month only 4 left
 Everything offered to those in the previous tiers and...

This tier will go towards internet, web hosting and other various e-costs. 

I am open to suggestions, but you will absolutely receive a personal Thank You during one of my streams at least!

Includes Discord rewards
AC/DC Current
$50 or more per month only 10 left
 Everything offered to those in the previous tiers and...

If you donate this amount monthly, I will check out and then endorse your mental-health related product during streams/youtube videos for the duration of the months you are a Patron.
Includes Discord rewards
Tesla Coil
$100 or more per month
This is going directly into student loans, equipment for the show and anything related to it and it's writing. I aspire to go back to school and receive a degree in counseling, so this would also help get there faster.

**Are you bananas? You don't need to give me this much. I have no idea how to repay you for such kindness.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$0 of $1,000 per month
When I reach this amount, I will be able to pay my editor for his work in helping me write and develop the site
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Welcome and Thank You So Much For Stopping By!

After I was diagnosed and started looking for answers, I noticed that a lot of Mental Health Related information either came from professionals or personal experiences. There was nothing in the middle to bridge the gap between reliable knowledge and personal opinion.

With a degree in History and a background as a Project Manager in Scientific Publishing and Research, I set out to fill that gap. I wanted to help people feel less alone, have a laugh, but also know that they were receiving information they could trust. 

Having a live discussion seemed the best way to start ...well... discussing issues and normalizing them. I wanted to offer a good space for moderated, educated debate around some of the more difficult topics: Video Game Addiction (is it real or not?); Ties of Gun Violence to Mental Health (Are there some or not enough evidence to connect them). When I am not doing that, I interview people to learn about the many faces of mental illness. You can trust that I am always doing research to get back-up from people much smarter than I. You can expect that standard in all of my blogs and writing.

I have been humbled by the support I've received so far and so I want to keep this incredible thing growing.

So What Do I Create?
  • I host two live episodes a week: one is an interview/discussion, the other is a mental health topic discussion.
  • I write. Sometimes it's an opinion piece, often sharing my personal stories. I have contributed both as a host and a writer to several outside publications as well. I would love to write a book in the next 2 years.
  • I spend two afternoons a week playing Stardew, putting together soothing crafts and just talking - offering ideas for ways to sooth the mind when it is not at its best.
What Do I Create Exclusively Here?
  • Podcast versions of episodes I host
  • QnA's
  • Non-fiction book club, so that we can read and learn more about various mental health issues together
What Will You Be Funding?
  • Access to research articles
  • Time needed to write, find good sources, find guests for the show, edit and refine work on this delicate subject
  • Fees and other various costs for website hosting
  • My ability to continue bringing this information out into the world, the goal is to have more professionals on, provide better resources and hire others to help provide good research
  • Stretch Goal: If I am super lucky, set up a fund for others to get access to help which they cannot afford.
You will not be funding someone pretending to have a professional opinion, you'll be funding continued communal discovery.
To those trying to understand mental illness, I hope I can shed some light. To those suffering, I hope that my resources will make you more comfortable with the idea of reaching out to a professional. I want you to know where to call and who to tweet at if you feel like you might do something drastic or if you just need a friendly voice. But most importantly, I want you to know that I am more than my illness and so are you!
#BeTheLight

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Tiers
Kindling
$1 or more per month
 A monthly donation to offer your love and light in support of this project. 
Spark
$5 or more per month
This is a monthly donation that helps keeps the lights on and me combing through research and information put forth by those with actual expertise in the area (i.e. the aforementioned people smarter than I)

Users who donate this amount monthly will be:
-invited to monthly movie nights
-able to send their questions for me to answer LIVE
-invited to community evenings on Twitch
-the ability to vote on topics for streams/research and first notification should anything change on my end.
Includes Discord rewards
Fire
$15 or more per month only 20 left
 Everything offered to those in the previous tiers and...

This donation will earn you:
-access to first/second drafts of my articles and personal essays
-bi monthly book club
-access to me to ask mental health research questions

-first drafts for all written articles on the blog and Medium

Includes Discord rewards
Patronus
$25 or more per month only 4 left
 Everything offered to those in the previous tiers and...

This tier will go towards internet, web hosting and other various e-costs. 

I am open to suggestions, but you will absolutely receive a personal Thank You during one of my streams at least!

Includes Discord rewards
AC/DC Current
$50 or more per month only 10 left
 Everything offered to those in the previous tiers and...

If you donate this amount monthly, I will check out and then endorse your mental-health related product during streams/youtube videos for the duration of the months you are a Patron.
Includes Discord rewards
Tesla Coil
$100 or more per month
This is going directly into student loans, equipment for the show and anything related to it and it's writing. I aspire to go back to school and receive a degree in counseling, so this would also help get there faster.

**Are you bananas? You don't need to give me this much. I have no idea how to repay you for such kindness.
Includes Discord rewards