This morning I'm thrilled to share the work of Kelly Higgins Bay of Beer and Junk. Regular snackdinner-ers will know that I share her work often, and this morning she has a piece so important that 30 fellow bloggers are sharing it: The Casserole Project.
“If you were facing a potentially fatal cancer diagnosis, people would be lined up at your door with casseroles.”
A friend shared those words with me several years ago after his partner suffered a life threatening depressive episode. Their therapist was talking them through the isolation they may face. Despite having depression myself, that was as close as I had ever been to the true horror of the disease and I felt utterly helpless.
I got off the phone that day and sent a casserole, or more accurately a gift certificate for pizza, and the first seeds of The Casserole Project were born. A simple idea to support those affected by mental illness in the same way we provide support to those suffering from physical illnesses.