Mental health issues are something that millions of people world wide struggle with. Our goal with Project Torn Together (PTT) is to bring people together and create a safe environment, where people can talk and share their experiences regarding mental health in Torn and on Discord
It is estimated that 26% of just Americans alone suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. Approximately 9.5% of American adults ages 18 and over, will suffer from a depressive illness (major depression, bipolar disorder, or dysthymia) each year. SOURCE
Let's take a look at those numbers a bit: On this server alone there are: 5,436 users online now (26.8.2021 - 11am TCT) 9,105 users online in the last hour. 37,189 users online in the last 24 hours.
Then we do some fast calculations and we get an estimate of: 1413 users online now. 2367 users online in the last hour. And 9669 users online in the last 24 hours. All suffering with mental illness. SOURCE
To us at PTT these numbers are indeed high. And this is why I'm starting this project. To raise awareness of mental health issues and to make Torn City a more connected place.
If we can achieve our goal of at least one smile a week, we have achieved our goal. I'm gathering up volunteers to act as Support Staff. Basically I'm creating a community for anyone with issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar, dysthymia, stress, general sadness, anger issues.. Anything! If we've peaked your interest, then you're in the right place! The community is to act as your source for casual chat, sharing your thoughts or feelings in a judge-free environment.
We also provide people with helpful exercises, articles, thought experiments, instructions to mindfulness and meditation. Jokes, memes and fun stuff to cheer you up after the most stressful day. Everything you need to make you feel at least a bit better about yourself and the world around you.
DM me for the link to our Positivity Lounge on Discord
Because no life is worth losing to self harm or suicide. No one is alone and no issue is too small to be ignored.
Toxicity and hurtful stuff hit our eyes each day. It's not fun to make other's feel bad about themselves or anything they say. Understanding that behind every text there is a person with feelings. Someone with a family and a past.
Hello! I am IQ-. My story in TL;DR form goes like this: I've been dealing different types of mental health issues from way back when I started school in 1999. I had a traumatic childhood, which lead to severe depression, anxiety and aggressive behavior. After all these years of psychotherapy and working with dozens of licensed therapists, I want to give back.
I identify myself as depressed with social anxiety disorder.
What I've overcome during my life are Agoraphobia (fear of public places), Anemia (From being malnourished in my childhood), Slight OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), My aggressive behavior and unexplained panic attacks.
What I struggle with now are chronic mental fatigue from work, periodic depressions and borderine alcoholism.
What I want to do now: Is to give back to the world. I've received so much help with my issues that the only thing that's right now is to help others. Whether it's a small thing, or a major event in your life, I want to be there for you! And I want to gather up a bunch of people who feel the same way. This is why PTT was created. So that no one is left alone to deal with their own head trying to tear them apart.
Hello Torn! I hope you're all ready for a new week! And if you're already a long way in to your Monday, i hope it has gone your way.
Project Torn Together is advancing a quite a bit but we're still looking for active and willing volunteers to work on the project with us! Pop me a chat or send me a message so we can get to know each other and discuss about PTT ;)
"Have you ever felt lost Like you don't matter at all Like you were born just to be scared?
All this fear deep inside Does it burn to the surface Leaving you gasping for air?
Now you're walking alone It's all that you've ever known So sick of being the one betrayed If you just take one more chance If you just open your eyes You'll find the purpose in your pain Oh I know There is purpose in your pain Do you feel already dead Like you have no reasons left? Standing on the edge And finally looking down Like a candle in the night Fighting just to stay alive I know you still can't see But hold onto me You will be found"
"Stained, blood and bruises on my name It's raining in this empty cup, filling up but only halfway 'Cause I know that I'm not the way you want me Can you hear me now? Spilling out When I say: "Enough is enough, this glass is breaking" Let it fall, cut me up, I'll still be standing"
Our project is growing. Now we have a great Discord channel with lots of features including Positivity Lounge, helpful articles considering mental health and even medication. Not to mention our giveaway bot and links to apps you can download on your mobile device! We're slowly growing into a thriving community but we still need YOU. Yes YOU! Anyone feeling like their have some positivity or humour to share please DM me and I'll share the link! Welcome everyone! ^_^