Phoenix student creates t-shirt line to support mental health awareness

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Colby McMahon, founder of Soothe Apparel (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Colby McMahon, founder of Soothe Apparel (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

Soothe Apparel is a t-shirt line with a mission to bring together and support people struggling with mental illness. The company was born out of a very personal struggle.

Colby McMahon, a college student in Phoenix, says he had minor mental health issues as a child. But it was when his grandfather died and his father passed soon after, that he started having a tough time.

McMahon says he bottled up his emotions and they quickly surfaced as panic attacks. Those panic attacks started coming more frequently. McMahon says he's working his way through this struggle by using positive influences.

He's doing research on mental health, psychiatry and psychology. He uses breathing techniques and positive affirmations. While experiencing this struggle, he wanted to help others and support them.

That is the mission behind Soothe Apparel.

McMahon started Soothe Apparel as a way to create a positive and healthy community for people struggling with mental health to
have a place to heal.

Soothe Apparel donates 10 percent of all profits to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

McMahon recently started the Mental Health Parent Connection Facebook group as a way for parents of children struggling with mental health issues to connect with other parents, ask questions and seek guidance.

McMahon recently got his real estate license and is working with BVO Luxury Group in North Scottsdale.  

Soothe Apparel
Instagram: @Soothe Apparel            
Facebook: @Soothe Apparel           
Facebook Group: Mental Health Parent Connection Group
Twitter: @ApparelSoothe 
YouTube: Soothe Your Mind    

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