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Tonicha Simpson

Tonicha Simpson

Name: Tonicha Simpson
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Alnwick, Northumberland
Campaign: To open up conversations about mental health issues

I have a close friend who has depression, anxiety and ADHD and a family member with depression.

 

Each of them deals with things differently, and it’s been important for me to know if they want to talk or whether they need some space.

 

I wanted to create a wristband which people directly affected by mental illness can wear, to show their friends and family if they need to talk or not.

 

The wristbands have a traffic light system – the green side shows someone is ready to talk, yellow shows that they need a bit more time and red means that they’re not ready yet and need some time alone.

 

I hope the wristbands will make it easier for friends to stick around and provide support without overstepping the mark.

The following Fixers helped me with this Fix: 

 

Loren Elliott 

Mirren Kerr

Hanna Rann 

 

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