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 at adolescents like bullets."
Their music and lyrics have called out, and challenged,
social norms destructive to youth, and
encourage 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,
Bulletproof To Stigma.
BTS Inspired Mental Health Resources & Tools
Keynotes, Workshops & Community Content
*Topics For Your Live Event, Fan Convention, or Workplace*
"Together We are Bulletproof"
An introduction to
Bulletproof to Stigma
content listed below.
Then pick themes and specific titles to build a program that works
for your event or organization!
Tools & Perspectives
We are Bulletproof: PS Within BTS
Boy With Love: PS between BTS & ARMY
Mikrokosmos: PS Within ARMY
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Youth & Mental Health
Therapeutic Models within BTS Universe
The Power of Magic Shop psychodramatic model in music & Muster
From Good Day to Zero O’Clock: Reframing for Recovery
Hope World: Positive Psychology
Young Forever: Informal modelling of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Fighting Stigma &
The Inner Critic
Lie: Confronting the Inner Critic
Save Me: Seeking Support
I’m Fine: Recovery & Resiliency
Bapsae: Response to Societal Expectations
Cypher series: Strength in Community
Not Everyone Will Support Our Recovery: So What?
Self-Compassion & Lived Experience
Epiphany: Finding Our Worth
Anpanman: The Superpower of Compassion
Idol: Self-Acceptance & Self-Definition
Spring Day: Friendship and Recovery
Sharing Lived Experience
Moonchild: Anxiety, Depression & Leadership
Moon: Life Behind the Smile
The Last: Depression, Suicidality, OCD & ADHD
Daydream: Phobias & Optimism
Serendipity: Body Image, & Brotherhood
Inner Child: Being Open to Change & Growth
My Time: Pressures of Being the ‘Golden’ Child
Reaching our Potential
From N.O to ON: The Growth Journey of Lived Experience
Persona: Identity & Lived Experience
Shadow: Acceptance of Lived Experience
Ego: Thriving with Lived Experience
Love Yourself, Speak Yourself
Bulletproof to Stigma!
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.