You're invited this Mental Health Month to our 5th Annual Mental (W)illness fundraiser!
Celebrate an evening honoring the will it takes to live with Mental Illness.
Scroll down for event deets!
May 28th, 7:30 PM cst
with all proceeds benefitting Dermatillomania awareness!
Help us reach out goal of $5,000 in honor of our fifth annual fundraiser!
Unable to attend Mental (W)illness? Please consider donating to help further our mission.
Join us for an unforgettable night with...
Mini Origami Class!Folding led by Jen from Origami Story Club
A Raffle!Featuring HabitAware's Keen2, BFRB Books, One-On-One session with CEO Lauren McKeaney and much more
Community Hang!Connect with fellow Skin Pickers, educators and supporters
#PickingMe PoetryFeaturing an original Dermatillomania poem by #PickingMe support group member Eric!
With your ticket purchase, you'll also receive a virtual AND physical GOODIE BAG to get you in the party mood! Our goodie bags will contain #PickingMe swag, special coupon codes, sweet items from Calm Strips & HabitAware, and so much more!
Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive an automatic email with your virtual goodie bag. We will then mail you your physical goodie bag to the address provided in your ticket purchase. *Only the first 50 ticket purchasers will receive a physical goodie bag and you must be based in the US.
*PLEASE NOTE: If you'd like to receive your physical goodie bag in time for the party, please purchase your tickets BY Monday, May 24th to allow for shipping time!
Once you've grabbed your tix, don't forget to download our #PickingMe Pledge to print, fill out and share at the party!
Just share why you're #PickingMe over Skin Picking and choosing yourself over this controlling disorder! You're reason can be anything, any way you practice self advocacy.Click the pledge to automatically download yours!
And make sure to check out our #PickingMe Pledge gallery for inspo!
Your support helps move our mission forward!
Just see a few things we've accomplished so far:
- 400 virtual support group members served
- 10k website visitors a month
- 15k social media followers
- 250% increase in Fiddle Pack sales (which are donor-funded)
- Over 3,000 Fiddle Packs, redirecting fingers off the body, out in world
- Hosting virtual events like art gallery shows, Comedy shows, Birthday parties, and more
And check out our #PickingMe initiatives
Established in 2016 by Lauren McKeaney who struggles with Dermatillomania yet promotes Mental (W)illness daily, Picking Me serves the under-reported and misunderstood community of Skin Picking Disorder sufferers, who have only been recognized by the medical community as of 2013 (DSMV).
As a start-up, millennial-led, intern-packed, micro organization, we function on a yearly operational budget under $50,000 with the gracious support of donors like yourself. Our annual fundraiser acts as our big "ask" to continue serving a stigmatized community in the already stigmatized realm of mental health.
Your ticket purchase or donation will support our Drawing with Derma art therapy program, provide educational resources to Dermatologists, Pediatricians, and clinicians alike, maintain our Online Skin Picking Support Group, increase outreach of our Fiddle Packs for sufferers worldwide, help us continue hosting more online events & a lot more!
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Come back soon to learn more about Mental (W)illness 2022!