Bulletproof

To Stigma

Speak Up began with sharing a life-long love of Superhero culture with Embrace Your Superpowers.

Since beginning this mental health journey,

 a new source of inspiration has led me to expand my mission to empower others through pop culture. 

Bulletproof To Stigma

draws from the lyrical content and lived experience of seven young men who have grown up before the world.

BTS is the acronym for Bangtan Sonyeondan (방탄 소년단)

meaning 'Bulletproof Boy Scouts'

signifying their desire "to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets."

Their music and lyrics have called out, and challenged,

social norms destructive to youth, and

encouraged self-love, empathy, and compassion.

Within this context they have shared their stories of personal mental health challenges, demonstrating the value of friendship, perseverance, and vulnerability.

They are true to the Big Hit Entertainment mission: 

"Music & Artist for Healing."

 

Leading by example, they empower others.

Bulletproof To Stigma

draws from their creativity and vulnerability to provide a framework for understanding our own mental health:

In Loving Yourself and Speaking Yourself - You Empower Yourself,

and become Bulletproof To Stigma.

'Save Me - I'm Fine'

Vulnerability & Inner Strength

Even if I’m endlessly crumpled
Even if my wings are torn
Even if some day,

I’m not me anymore
It’s alright,

only I am my own salvation.

- I'm Fine

Love Yourself 結 ‘Answer’ 

'Magic Shop'
The Value of Peer Support

'Not Today'

Overcoming Together

'Anpanman'

BTS & Superpowers

Maybe I'll fail again.

But one thing's for sure:

if I don't make a move,

this vicious cycle will never end.

I'm the only one who can end this.

—Kim Seok-jin
Save Me, Episode 13

Mastering OCD/OCP

Superpowers!

Mastering OCD/OCP

Superpowers!

- Not Today

You Never Walk Alone

'Good Day'

Taking Life One Day at a Time

Jimin: Body Image, Balance & Brotherhood

AgustD: Creativity & 

Honesty in Diagnosis

Check out

BTS - inspired Meditations to help you Love Yourself

Speak Yourself & become

BulletProof To Stigma!

J-Hope: Positive Psychology & Grounded Realism

"Perhaps the reason this night looks so beautiful Is not because of these stars or lights, but us.
You got me. 
I dream while looking at you.
I got you.

- Mikrokosmos

Persona: Map of The Soul 

Love Yourself Speak Yourself

Self-Care & Self-Expression

'Ddaeng' (땡)

Standing Up For Yourself

I want to thank BTS for the inspiration and healing they provide to others through their creativity, philanthropy, and lived example.

In developing a mental health program based on their work I acknowledge, that like many ARMY, they have inspired my own recovery. I Purple You. 

What is your name?

What excites you and

makes your heart beat? 

Tell me your story.

I want to hear your voice, and

I want to hear your conviction... 

Find your name and find your voice

by speaking yourself.

-Kim Namjoon (RM)

24 Sep 2018, United Nations

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