Unifying and Healing People with Positive and Supportive Words
While facing depression, anxiety, and feeling isolated throughout most of my life, I have always been someone who has yearned for connection and to feel seen. In my professional life, I have worn the hat of a public relations entrepreneur who strives to help people feel into and lead with their purpose. I have an uncanny ability to see a person's story and help them tell it. I also can see someone's pain and their need for a hug.
One morning, while I was going through "therapy, went wrong" and the side effects of prescription meds that were making me feel anxious, sad, and alone, I thought that no one should have to feel this way. So I thought why not get a billboard up with the words YOU ARE ENOUGH on it so that people will feel seen and hugged. I wanted to reach a lot of people because I know that so many of us are facing mental wellness challenges at a time when depression is the number one pandemic in our country. I also understand how it is not easy for a lot of us to tell someone we are feeling blue and that when someone sees a YOU ARE ENOUGH billboard that they may feel seen and worthy just knowing that someone put the billboard up in the first place. Since this is a donation-based campaign it is all about people helping people. So, when you see that billboard know that someone does see you and care for you and that maybe someone needs you to share with them that they are enough.
My goal in life is to help people heal and know that they are not alone when it comes time to feel worthy and that someone has their back. We all want to be seen and my mission professionally and personally is to bring people together to heal and evolve with purpose.
A Societal Healing Movement Is Born
Cathy Caps Caplener
Founder, Giving Purpose
Getting out in my community and talking with people about their mental health challenges is my favorite part of this campaign. I am currently arranging speaking appearances with schools, churches, sports organizations, senior centers, veterans organizations, and service clubs. I am an award-winning Toastmaster speaker who is known for sharing real-life experiences as a coach and an advocate and believe that now is the time for us to speak out more with one another to heal and unite. If you would like me to speak at your organization you can reach me at email@example.com