Yesterday Jensen shared the exciting news on his social media accounts that himself and Supernatural friend and co-star, Misha Collins, have joined forces with Random Acts and Creation Stands to bring about a new project, You Are Not Alone. This campaign will work together with To Write Love On Her Arms and I’m Alive to fund the creation of a crisis support network to help those dealing with mental illness and addiction. Below is a statement from Random Acts website;
The Supernatural Fandom was the cornerstone of Random Acts’ beginnings and we continue to be supported by the community. It is with great joy and excitement that we announce a multi-faceted partnership with IMAlive and To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) to bring this new initiative to fruition. Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Creation Stands have joined together with Random Acts to provide support for this important program.
The #SPNFamily Crisis Support Network is a community support system that helps fans cope with mental health issues such as depression, self-injury, and addiction.
Misha on stage with fans
Together, and in partnership with Jensen and Misha’s “You Are Not Alone” Creation Stands T-shirt campaign (launching February 2016), we are raising funds to develop this online community platform. The platform will provide:
Training for fan volunteers who wish to be crisis responders in their spare time,
Immediate access to support lifelines for fans in crisis, and
Local community resources for those needing additional support or information.
We are developing this platform to work in tandem and partnership with two amazing nonprofits, IMAlive and TWLOHA. – [ source ]
Part of the campaign is funding and for their first fundraising event Jensen and Misha have released a t-shirt in collaboration with Creation Stands and can be purchased by following this link. Jensen also made a post about it on his official Facebook page;
A livestream video where Jensen briefly talks about the project and thanks fans for their support can be viewed from Misha’s facebook page;
Get it here: http://www.creationstands.com/products/jensen-misha-you-are-not-alone-campaign
Posted by Misha Collins on Friday, February 12, 2016