World Mental Health Day 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018: Enter GRLKND, the all-inclusive educational experience guiding young females back to self-love and confidence.

Introduction of GRLKND, a modern education/ community platform, comes at a pertinent time, when the average 15 year old female suffers body image concerns, relentless pressure and lack of self-worth and confidence.

In a bold move consistent with the nature of the brand’s fearless mission, GRLKND today enters the online education realm for teenage girls. The 3-month program, which is formulated from the professional advice of 15 female industry leaders, is poised to disrupt the silence in which many young women struggle. GRLKND was founded compassionately by a 21 yo Australian female journalist, with a social movement in mind, which celebrates and inspires kindness, confidence and self-love.

The GRLKND initiative is the world’s first holistic self-growth education community detailed specifically for young, developing females, written by a young female, in an accessible, relatable way. The launch of GRLKND comes as staggering rates of mental health problems and suicide of young adults continue to rise. According to the Black Dog Institute, the onset of mental illness is typically around mid-to-late adolescence and Australian youth (18-24 years old) have the highest prevalence as an age group. Beyond Blue states that suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians and accounts for the deaths of more young people than car accidents. Among Australian high school girls, research conducted by Eating Disorders Australia, has found that approximately 75% chose an ideal figure thinner than their own. “These statistics indicate that, now, unlike ever before, young women are faced with a critical amount of risks to mental health such as social and self-inflicted pressure. Traditional education isn’t effectively covering these areas of self-development, and unless we do something about it now, there could be brain rewiring with negative long-term effects,” says Milly Bannister, Founder & Director of GRLNKD.

Designed in accordance with and approved by leading psychologist, Dr Danielle Dowling, self-love guru, Melissa Ambrosini, wellness expert, Andi Lew, along with a success coach, meditation expert, self-defense instructor, personal trainer, celebrity aesthetician, nutritionist and sexual health leader (and more), the GRLKND program is all-inclusive and built to supply a lifetime of support, for a lifetime of confidence.

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