Stock images of people living with mental illness range from insensitive to downright cringe-worthy. The organization Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health created the Be Vocal Collection, a selection of free photos that counteract the often grim, one-dimensional portrayals of people with mental health conditions. You can read more about the inspiration behind the project here.
Every month, Sidewalk Talk, a community listening project based in San Francisco, sets up listening events in various cities, where trained volunteers make themselves available for mini therapy sessions with anyone who needs someone to talk to. Sidewalk Talks will be hosting numerous listening events in San Francisco and Oakland in March.