Mon Amie's Designs and Prints began in 2017. After a brief mental health break in 2019, we later re-established as Mon Amie's Designs and Apparel in 2020. Mon Amie's was started after an unexpected tragedy that resulted in the death of our family patriarch, Dr. Fred O. We had just given birth to our third child three weeks prior, whose name ironically means God Brings Comfort! Consequently, during this time, one of our founders was battling anxiety, depression, and panic disorder and faced an incredibly frightening brain tumor diagnosis in 2018.
Dr. O was known for his inspirational and joyful spirit and infectious laugh. He coined the nickname "Mon Amie" for his daughter-in-law when she joined the family, hence Mon Amie's Designs and Apparel.
Since its inception, Mon Amie's has designed clothing with an inspirational focus, intended to bring a smile to our customers' faces. In 2020, after publishing, Hopeless Surrender, Mon Amie's decided to merge their Peace Out Anxiety blog and mental health advocacy with Mon Amie's Apparel to reach a wider audience.
We also developed educational resources, published several books, coloring books, and journals. In 2022, we are excited to launch our eLearning courses through Mon Amie's Mental Health & Wellness Solution to help our clients navigate their journey with high stress, anxiety, and depression.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), "mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness." This number grew substantially following the global pandemic that began in 2020. "Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity, ranging from mild to severe." For those who face mental health challenges, the symptoms can be debilitating. Without the proper support and treatment, these illnesses can cause people to feel very alone.
Our mission is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions. We create inspirational designs and wellness products that are a positive daily reminder to people worldwide. Our apparel, accessories, books, and other products are thoughtfully designed and selected to bring peace, tranquility, and happiness to those who we are blessed to support.
At Mon Amie's, we offer clothing for the body and inspiration for the mind!