Products to Support Mental Health and Anxiety Awareness

One way individuals can show their support for mental health awareness is to purchase products with logos or other identifying features that are symbolic of mental health awareness campaigns. Ideas include everything from bracelets, t-shirts, water bottles to mouse pads.

If you live with social anxiety disorder (SAD) or know someone who does, supporting awareness in this way will help those around you learn more about your disorder.

If you don't have a lot of money to spend, you can even just commit to wearing certain colors on special awareness days to show your support.

For example, May 7th is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day and is celebrated with the color green.

If you are interested in supporting awareness through the products you choose, below are some examples of products to support mental health awareness.


Pura Vida donates $1 to when you purcahse their anxiety bracelet. Courtesy Pura Vida Bracelets

Purchase the Pura Vida Anxiety Disorder Awareness Bracelet and $1 will be donated to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America. The bracelet is 100% waterproof, wax-coated, with an iron-coated copper "P" charm and is adjustable from 2 to 5 inches in diameter.

Pura Vida bracelets was established by Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman after a trip to Costa Rica and a chance meeting with natives of the country who were already making these bracelets. You can read more about their story here: About Pura Vida



T-shirts can be great conversation starters. Etsy / Complete bar shirt

Would you wear a t-shirt displaying the fact that you have social anxiety disorder? That is what Marla Genova did one day at Disneyworld, and proceeded to answer questions from strangers.

While you may not have the guts to go through with that, you could consider wearing a t-shirt like the one that she wore to Disneyworld, to a party or other gathering, as a way to break the ice about being nervous. You might even find that others commiserate with how you feel and it offers a jumping off point for new friendships.



Anxiety Girl is a cartoon drawn by artist Natalie Dee. Courtesy

If a t-shirt isn't quite your style, perhaps a bumper sticker would fit the bill? Cafepress has a number of options to choose from when it comes to showing your support for mental health awareness.

You might even choose to go the whimsical route and choose a funny bumper sticker such as comic artist Natalie Dee's "Anxiety Girl," to show your support while also eliciting a few laughs.



Anxiety awareness keychains show your support. Etsy / AtYourWittsEnd

An anxiety awareness key chain is a way to show your support for mental health awareness—and may even be a conversation starter for those with social anxiety disorder. While you may think, "But I don't want strangers talking to me about my keychain!" you might be surprised to learn who else has suffered with similar issues. 

Part of mental health awareness campaigns is the goal of showing those with mental health issues that they are not alone, and that they should not feel afraid to share their struggles.


Mental Health Awareness Water Bottle

A water bottle with a mental health logo can show your support. Getty / Tony Cordoza

While you are out doing things to support your mental health such as yoga, why not bring along a water bottle that shows your support of mental health awareness initiatives?

You can find bottles with logos at Cafepress and Zazzle, or you could even just dress up your own water bottle with a few stickers to show your support.

Mental Health Awareness Mouse Pad

A mouspad can show your support for mental health. Getty / Benne Ochs

Something as a simple as a mousepad can be a way to show your support for mental health awareness. Cafepress and Zazzle have options—or you may even choose to design one yourself.

Remember that green is typically the color to support mental health in general, while light blue is in support of anxiety awareness.

A Word From Verywell

There are a multitude of ways to show your support for mental health initiatives in terms of products. You might even have your own ideas of products that you could design to show your support. Remember—if you find yourself living with debilitating mental health issues such as severe social anxiety—it's best to seek the help of a trained mental health professional who can offer a diagnosis and treatment.

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