In the midst of COVID, mental health activist Zachery Dereniowski found himself at a personal breaking point. With the hope of giving people a voice and the confidence that they are not alone in their struggles, Zach started sharing mental health content.
Zachery founded the Mental Health Movement (MHM) with the mission, You Matter Most — a movement that seeks to normalize conversations around mental health and well being. Social media provided a platform to bring a global community together during COVID, a time when people are yearning for a way to connect, be authentic, and be vulnerable. Zachery hopes to inspire people through his simple but powerful formula: “Vulnerability = Relatability =Empowerment”.
From MHM, Zachery has started a mental health ambassadorship program, a podcast, a clothing line, and offers $1K scholarships for students experiencing mental health issues.