Calling all Entrepreneurs living with a mental health condition

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Together we can help end the mental health stigma by using our voice & putting a familiar face to the words: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenic, etc...

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans live with a mental illness? That's about 43.8 million people experiencing mental illness in any given year.

Did you also know that only 41% of those people received mental health services in the past year?

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The stigma stops thousands, if not millions, of people from seeking the mental health treatment they need to live a better life. Right now, these people are struggling with feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment, & isolation.

Do you remember what it felt like when you first received your diagnosis?

You have anxiety. You're depressed. You're schizophrenic. You will be on medication for the rest of your life.... ✋🏻STOP RIGHT THERE.

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I know that and you know that, but there are so many others who are still struggling to see the truth. It's time for us to change the conversation, it's time for us to provide hope to those living in the dark, and it's time to end the stigma.


join the campaign

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In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, I've created a campaign to bring entrepreneurs living with mental health conditions together. 

Entrepreneurs are seen as the golden stars in society. We are the ones who broke free from our corporate cubicles to pursue a better life, make more money, and make the changes in the world that all of society can benefit from. How often do people realize that the thought leaders, change makers, & influencers who look perfect from their carefully curated Instagram feed are actually struggling with mental illness?

- Chances are, not often

Mental illness is supposed to limit you, right?
Mental illness makes people crazy, unpredictable, and dangerous, right?
Mental illness controls your life and you become a walking zombie, right?

- WRONG! Please Try again. -

Yes, mental illness can make life a little different than the average lifestyle, but it does not have the power to stop us from living our very best life.

Join me this month & let's show the world what mental illness really looks like!

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This stigma of mental illness keeps so many people in hiding, it makes so many people feel like they are living in the dark. But you, my friend, broke free from the darkness and are shining your inner light. You are showing the world what you're made of and you're showing all of those who are currently struggling with mental illness that they can achieve anything, even running their own successful business.

You truly are #ShiningFromTheShadows and I hope to see you spreading your light all over Instagram for the month of May.


We're taking over instagram! 

Let's break the damn internet with our love and support for one another. By using the hashtag #ShiningFromTheShadows we are creating a network of badass entrepreneurs who know what it's like to run a successful business while maintaining their mental health. 

This movement is meant to inspire those who need to know that their mental illness does not define them and this movement is also meant to remind everyone that we are not alone on this journey.

Enter your email below to receive:

  • Ready-to-go social media graphics that will raise some serious mental health awareness
  • Pre-written social media captions with all the mental health statistics you need
  • A PDF print-out for you to fill out and snap a photo with
  • Access to a private community to connect with other entrepreneurs living with anxiety (Sorry boys, this one's for girls only!)

Marissa Pane  Founder of Life Coach & Business Strategist for Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs with Anxiety

Marissa Pane
Founder of
Life Coach & Business Strategist for Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs with Anxiety

Who's running this thing?

Hi there! I'm Marissa.

As as a teenager, I was diagnosed with clinical depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and my life was almost cut short due to a crippling battle with anorexia nervosa. Thankfully, my life threatening illness was a blessing in disguise.

While hospitalized, I saw how my recovery impacted and inspired the younger girls in my eating disorder unit. Now, I no longer just needed to recover for myself, but also for them. Those young women are the reason why I’ve made it my mission to help others avoid the immense amount of suffering that can accompany mental illness. 

Since that dark time, I’ve rebuilt myself through the practice of self-love, DBT, reiki, tapping, meditation, journalling, and so much more.  The life I’m living now is something I wouldn’t have been able to dream of, even five years prior. 

My goal is to prove to you, that you are capable of living the life of your dreams, regardless of your current circumstances.