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Exciting News!

The Ah Project is among twenty-seven projects that received a Sappi: Ideas That Matter grant! We are partnering with The Jed Foundation to launch the full website and to supply resources to college and university students who may have a loved one or friend with a mental illness.

I would like to say a personal thank you to every person who has contributed their personal stories, their opinions, and their encouragement over the past year — this wouldn’t have been possible without you. When I began the project, I was unaware of how many people were affected by mental illness in their family, and I’ve since been humbled by the number of people that have approached me to tell me their own personal stories. At times The Ah Project was a daunting undertaking for me, but through these words of encouragement and appreciation, I chugged along. So thank you, thank you, thank you.

For the time being, we will still maintain the blog format for the website until we have our full launch. Stay tuned for details!

If you would like to contribute your own personal story, music, video, or drawing to The Ah Project, send an email to:

A hand moves, and the fires’s whirling takes different shapes.
…all things change when we do.
The first word, Ah! blossomed into all others.
Each of them is true.

—Kukei, Eighth Century Zen master, translated by Jane Hirschfield


Ah… He’s happy, I’m happy

—Ashley, sister of someone diagnosed with schizophrenia