Struggling with her own depression and self injury, Brittny Habibti created a Myspace group to connect with other teens struggling with the same issues titled How To Save A Life based on the ideals behind The Fray’s song of the same title. After reading a startling statistic that 4 out of 5 teens who attempt suicide give clear warning signs, she became painfully aware of just how important awareness is.
In May of 2008, three local bands gathered in Mobile, AL for a night of music and honest conversation. It was here that Open Our Eyes was born.
Open Our Eyes is not about us helping you. It’s about us recovering together.
Each of us has a story to tell and we have a responsibility to tell that story to the world because if that story can just touch one person then its worth telling. That’s where we come in. We want to facilitate tough conversations through providing a platform for each of you to share your stories. We want to open our eyes to the things we believe are breaking us – mental health, addiction and social justice.
We want to create a space where you can live your lives authentically and unscripted. We want you to feel empowered + safe + free + connected + seen + heard. Here you will not just be tolerated but celebrated and valued.
It’s time for us to open our eyes and believe our voice can mean something. Your life is worth this battle and we’re here to remind you.