The Life Inside My hED: Edwardo Alvaro

“Dude, are you okay?” “How did you come up with that? – Are you on drugs?” – those are just some of the comments I’ve heard regarding my images. No I am not on drugs, and yes, I am okay. The images that I’ve created are a reflection of what was going on in my head at that point in time. A friend had asked me if everything was okay because of the dark nature of some of the pieces.  I replied that everything was okay, but little did I know that there were some underlying issues going on in my life that surfaced through my art. I was going through a stressful time, trying to start up and establish my career…

UnderstandUs Sessions Vol. 1: Insight by Elise Lussier

In the first edition of the UnderstandUs sessions, Independent filmmaker Elise Lussier explores the common reality of Mental Health barriers in society…

The UU Family

At UnderstandUs we are so excited to Launch our new website.  There are so many people to thank that I won’t begin to list them all.  But to all of those who have supported our initiative, offered their stories, let us into their classrooms, purchased our clothing, or spread the word on social media outlets; we are extremely grateful….

The Anxious Mix

This is a collection of songs that I wanted to share.  Music is a big part of my life and helps me unwind and relax.

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The disease called “perfection”: by Dan Pearce

This is one of the most impactful pieces of writing I have read in a while.  This is something that is happening all around us.  Lets help cure this disease.

The disease called perfection

Kevin Breel presents…

This is an amazing and inspiring take on the common issue of depression.