Mental Health Awareness Month: Broglie Box

Mental Health Awareness Month: Broglie Box


WELCOME BACK, AS WE MENTIONED MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. THE NEXT TEST HAS STRUGGLED FOR YEARS TO OVERCOME ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION. THAT SHE BEGAN TO TALK ABOUT HER BATTLE SHE FOUND OTHERS OPENED UP ABOUT THE RUN TROUBLES. THAT’S WHEN JULIA BROGLEY LOST HER BROTHER JUSTIN TO SUICIDE. SHE FOUND A WAY TO REACH OUT TO HELP OTHERS AND SHE CREATED A SUBSCRIPTION BOX SERVICE THAT COMES TO YOUR DOORSTEP SO YOU CAN GIVE IT TO A FRIEND WHO IS STRUGGLING OR YOU CAN SEND IT TO YOURSELF. JULIE IS NOW WITH US TO TELL US WHAT IS IN THE BOXES AND HOW IT IS HELPING OTHERS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE, THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. THANK YOU. MENTAL HEALTH IN PARTICULAR, PEOPLE HAVE A STIGMA ABOUT TALKING ABOUT IT. THIS REALLY HELPS ON SO MANY LEVELS. WE NEED TO DO THINGS TO GET RID OF THAT STIGMA. DEFINITELY, ONE IN FIVE PEOPLE IN AMERICA HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS AND WILL EXPERIENCE IT IN THEIR LIFETIME. WE ALWAYS SAY 5 IN 5 HAVE MENTAL HEALTH. WE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH EVERY SINGLE DAY. JUST THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT PHYSICAL HEALTH. YOU AND YOUR PARENTS SUFFERED GREAT TRAGEDY WHEN YOU LOST YOUR BROTHER JUSTIN. WHEN DID YOU START THINKING ABOUT THIS AND A WAY TO HELP OTHERS. HE DIED FIVE YEARS AGO IN APRIL ACTUALLY. I DIDN’T EVER THINK OF THE IDEA UNTIL WHEN HE DIED, PEOPLE STARTED COMING TO ME BECAUSE THEY KNEW THAT MY FAMILY AND I WERE VERY OPEN ABOUT HER MENTAL HEALTH. AND WE NEVER TRIED TO HIDE THE FACT THAT IT WAS A SUICIDE. SO SINCE THERE IS A STIGMA, PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO TALK ABOUT IT. WITHOUT THEY STARTED OPENING UP AND TELLING US WHAT WORKED FOR THEM AND ASKING ME FOR RESOURCES. I WAS A NON-MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT BUT I STARTED RESEARCHING A GREAT DEAL ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT RESOURCES AND TOOLS AROUND THERE. I REALIZED THERE IS SO MUCH. IT’S GETTING THESE TOOLS AND RESOURCES INTO PEOPLE’S HANDS THAT WAS THE ISSUE. I HAD MY BACKGROUND, I’M ACTUALLY A CHEMICAL ENGINEER AND I WORKED IN THE COSMETICS INDUSTRY IN THAT INDUSTRY SUBSCRIPTION BOXES ARE HUGE, IT’S A GREAT WAY TO GET PRODUCT IN PEOPLE’S HANDS. WILL PUT THAT TOGETHER AND SAID WHAT IF THERE’S A MENTAL HEALTH AND STRESS RELIEF SUBSCRIPTION BOX. IT WAS AN EASY DIGESTIBLE WAY TO GET THAT OUT. AND THAT’S HOW IT BEGAN. SO TELL US WHAT IS IN THE BOX AND WHAT THE SUBSEQUENT BOXES HAVE. A QUARTERLY SUBSCRIPTION SO IT’S FOUR TIMES A YEAR. EACH BOX DIFFERS FROM QUARTER TO QUARTER. THERE ARE 6-7 FULL-SIZE ITEMS RELATED TO STRESS RELIEF IS MENTAL HEALTH AS WELL IS A 30 PAGE MINI MAGAZINE CALLED PEACE OF MIND. WE CURATE ARTICLES AND PSYCHIATRIST WHO WRITE THEM, SELF-HELP GUIDES, NUTRITION INFORMATION, EXERCISES, BREATHING TECHNIQUES. ALL THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT ARE OUT THERE TO CONSOLIDATE IT TOGETHER. YOU SAID THAT YOU SUFFER YOURSELF FROM SOME TYPES OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION. HAVE YOU FOUND THIS TO BE HELPFUL EVEN FOR YOU? YES, I STILL LIVE EVERY DAY, WORKING ON MY MENTAL HEALTH, IT’S NOT A PERFECT FOR ME EITHER. A LOT OF THESE ITEMS HAVE HELPED ME SO MUCH. THAT’S WHAT I WANTED PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN FEEL BETTER, THERE’S A WAY TO FIND HELP. OF THESE ITEMS ARE JUST AN EASY REMINDER FOR THE AND YOU JUST LAUNCHED A THIS IN DECEMBER AND WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE LIKE WHAT THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN AMAZING, EVERYONE WHO LEARNS ABOUT IT IS EXCITED. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE BUYING THEM AS GIFTS. WHEN WE LAUNCH AND DECEMBER, THEY WERE BUYING THEM AS CHRISTMAS GIFTS. AND THEN CONTINUED THE SUBSCRIPTION BECAUSE THEY LOVE WHAT IS INSIDE. IT’S A POSITIVE MESSAGE. EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE BEEN SO OPEN, WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS THERE IS THE STIGMA AND PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO REACH OUT AND GET HELP? YOU KNOW, IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN OPEN ONLY AFTER MY BROTHER DIED. BEFORE I WAS EMBARRASSED ABOUT A. IT SEEMS FOR SOME REASON AS A WEAKNESS. IT’S NOT LIKE A PHYSICAL DISEASE OR ILLNESS THAT YOU CAN KIND OF SEE IT. IS NOT WIDELY ACCEPTED. NOT THINK PORTRAYAL IN THE MEDIA HAS AFFECT THE THE WAY THAT WE SEE MENTAL ILLNESS. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT SOMEONE WHO IS DEPRESSED, THEY ARE DISPLAYED AS CRAZY OR PSYCHOTIC. EVERYONE EXPERIENCES SOME SORT OF STRESS AND ANXIETY, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PSYCHOTIC. YOU ARE HELPING PEOPLE FOR SURE WITH THE BOXES, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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