Hello and welcome! My name is Ashley and I am the founder of Have Heart Co, a company that reminds you to have heart in everything you do.
So, what is Have Heart Co?
Have Heart Co is a retail company selling apparel and accessories in support of mental health advocacy efforts. A portion of all sales goes to helping support mental health awareness and those with or at risk of mental health disorders. My goal with this company is not only to give back and help those in need but to empower YOU. Mental health impacts so many people in the world and I want to break down the barriers that surround it. There is so much stigma connected to mental health due to misunderstanding caused by the media and simply because people shy away from the subject and don't ask questions. I want people to wear our clothing and accessories proudly as a symbol of what they have overcome or in support of someone else in their life and to serve as an opportunity to initiate the dialogue surrounding mental health. Most importantly, I want everyone to know that they are worthy to be here.
Mental health is something very near and dear to my heart, not only because I work as an art therapist in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, but because I have personally struggled with my own mental health for the majority of my life. Five years ago, almost to the date, my mental health was as fragile as it has ever been. My dad had passed away nine months prior, I was having multiple panic attacks a week (one which landed me in the ER) and I was almost hospitalized. Thankfully, I had the resources and support I needed to make it through that time but others are not always as lucky. I am so passionate about giving back to those who need the resources and opportunities to heal and with your help, we can make a difference.
Thank you for being on this journey with me. I have so many exciting things planned and coming your way so stay tuned...Much love,