Soul Relics is an online platform on storytelling, objects and mental health.
We anchor our memories with objects. By creating an open platform for connections to form between our individual stories, and letting each person use objects to express a fragment of past/present personal account of mental ill health and recovery, we hope to create a collective message that transcends barriers between people, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental health.
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. However, although there is an increase in awareness of mental health, there is still a lack of understanding about the issue. Many stories are untold, hidden, or suppressed.
Soul Relics is a gallery of photos of objects and personal stories that are related to:
(1) A difficult time of one’s lives (ie. A period of mental ill health); and/ or
(2) Something that helped one work towards recovery.
That object can be anything of personal significance, or/and represent institutional barriers to mental health care, etc.
Ultimately, we hope the platform will capture both unique experiences and common themes. We wish to provide a new way for people to tell and understand others’ stories.
If you are interested in sharing your object and/or story (anonymous or not) please submit it via the google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4fGG_F2-Urnux9Y98maTAa4n88mneGTNdtAAURGmsVk7TKg/viewform