A few Marquette University students were recently featured on GMA for a great idea: a mental health box for college students. The idea started from Mae Haggerty when she realized she's pushing to graduate, working three jobs to pay bills and still trying to have a social life while job searching. She mentioned that she was putting all of this pressure on herself and bottling it up inside and basically waiting to meltdown.
That's when her and three classmates - Jonathan Constantine, Panagiota Roumeliotis and Isaac Haubrick-Fei launched a business after meeting in an entrepreneur class last year, and it's something that's extremely popular right now: subscription boxes.
Here's the thing: this box is for college students, focusing on mental health awareness. For $30, a box with materials to help relieve stress and increase self-awareness will be delivered to you within two weeks! The program is called ConfIdence. The items selected were hand-picked by the four MU students, inspired by things that have helped them in the past. The inspiration behind the selection is also described in a note included in the box. One of the boxes included items like, a "letter to my future self" journal and pen, tea, chocolate, eucalyptus roller ball oil, a worry stone, hand warmers and lip balm.
What a cool idea! It's so exciting to see local students moving forward with concepts like this, too!