ABOUT THE COMPANY.
Thank you for visiting Eustress, Inc.’s digital home. I’m Rwenshaun Miller, founder and executive director. In 2006, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. In the days, months and years following my diagnosis, I struggled with what that meant and how to effectively cope with it. After consistently self-medicating with alcohol and three attempts to die by suicide, I decided enough was enough—my life had a purpose and I had to start walking in it.
Eustress, Inc. was born out of my desire to bring awareness to the importance of acknowledging, improving and preserving mental health, a topic often marked by stigma and denial, particularly in the black community.
The word, ‘Eustress,” (pronounced yoo-stress) is stress that is deemed healthful or giving one the feeling of fulfillment. At Eustress, Inc., we start conversations about mental health with members of the black community at large, paying special attention to students, young adults and athletes. In these conversations, we help people acknowledge negative stressors they may face and the impact they have on mental health. Additionally, we provide mental health management and coping mechanisms to empower people to take control of their mental health, and find sources of eustress. This work is done through educational content, interactive programming and strategic partnerships with other mission-driven organizations.
Eustress, Inc. exists because of the work and dedication of a great team of people, the contributions of donors and volunteers, and because of receptive people who want to break the stigma associated with mental health. With continued support and engagement, we will work tirelessly to fulfill our mission, which is:
To raise awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and productive lifestyle.
Thank you for visiting the site, and thank you for helping us break the stigma around mental health.
Learn more about Rwenshaun, his journey with mental health, and his “Let’s Talk About It” movement here.