LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – As Nationwide Suicide Prevention Month continues all through the month of September, one Lincoln enterprise helps these scuffling with psychological well being.
In 2016, Nia Patterson began making stickers, and since then her enterprise, Self Love Device Chest, has remodeled right into a technique to encourage acceptance and assist individuals who battle with psychological well being.
The Self Love Device Chest affords pins and stickers, but it surely’s not your regular pins and stickers. These have that means and messages that promote positivity and self love. Patterson says she has struggled with psychological well being herself, and her product helps others by letting them know they’re not alone.
“My purpose is to succeed in folks and validate them and have them not really feel alone,” Patterson mentioned. “I simply wish to create little pins or stickers that when folks see them on their laptop computer, backpack or water bottle, they get a reminder that they aren’t alone and that it’s okay.”
When Patterson began, she was simply chopping and creating stickers on her machine at house, however the enterprise has grown so quickly, Patterson has contracts with producers to assist make her stickers and pins.
Patterson can also be very lively on social media and says social media platforms have given her the chance to succeed in extra folks and assist others. Self Love Device Chest now has roughly 10,000 followers on Instagram.
“I wished to point out up on social media in essentially the most genuine and susceptible approach I may,” Patterson mentioned. “I wished folks to see she’s having a nasty day, I can have a nasty day or she’s struggling it’s okay if I battle. I present up on social media so folks know that it’s okay for them to point out up on this planet.”
Patterson tells 10/11 she hopes that finally her pins and stickers could be present in shops domestically and throughout the nation.
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