What is Encouragemint?

Encouragemint is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emotional support and encouragement to anyone and everyone.

We have an online community that provides emotional encouragement and support in our forums. These forums are currently down due to technical difficulties, though we hope to identify and fix the problem soon.

We also have professionally reviewed factual information about various emotional issues and mental health diagnoses as well as resources such as contact information for hotlines and referral services.

Periodically we also conduct Encouragemint Projects, which are local, in-person community service efforts where we highlight a particular cause, individual, or family and come together to make a tangible impact.

Finally, sometimes you just need to take in something light or encouraging. The articles section of our website has a list of positive news, some unusual and sometimes funny news, along with other useful information.

Welcome to the site. We're glad you're here!

Important Update

Encouragemint is pleased to announce that after a year of waiting we have recently been approved by the IRS as an officially recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity.

This means that contributions, donations, and gifts made to Encouragemint are tax-deductible under the Internal Revenue Code. Please see your tax advisor for details.

We Need Your Help!

Encouragemint was recently approved as nonprofit organization. While we have several worthwhile and important goals, we unfortunately have limited means and resources. This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new, up and coming nonprofit. If you can help with any of the following, please contact us. Click below for more details:

  1. Grantwriting/Fundraising
  2. Writing Webpages

Encouragemint.com is now Encouragemint.org

In connection with our recent attainment of nonprofit (tax-exempt) status, Encouragemint is changing its url or website address from .com to .org, an extension regularly associated with nonprofit organizations. Please make the necessary adjustment to your bookmarks or favorites.


Words of Encouragemint
Physical Suffering From Emotional Distress

Did you know that when you have emotional stress or turmoil in your life that your body will sometimes express that angst in the form of physical symptoms? It's a concept known in psychology as "psychosomatic stress". If you break the word in half taking psych as in psychology or the study of the mind and soma which means body and you essentially get mind-body stress.

Technical terms aside, let's take a look at what psychosomatic stress actually is. In essence it's a way for your body to get your attention. Think of it like this... if you ignore the emotional angst you're experiencing your body may decide to up the ante by causing you not only emotional stress but physical stress as well. Continue to ignore your body and the symptoms may very well get worse until the point where you can no longer ignore them.  (full article)

Image of a sick man.


General Ways You Can Help Our Cause
  1. Help Spread the Word
    • If you like what we're trying to do -- tell someone!
  2. Give directly to Encouragemint
    • Click the button below. Your donations keep us going!
  3. Support our Projects
    • Participate in one of our projects. Help us raise funds, needed items, and awareness.
  1. Use our Amazon Link
    • Help us to earn rebates on the things you buy online. By using AmazonSmile and entering Encouragemint as your choice of charity, we'll receive 0.5% on most of your purchases.
      (Learn more about the AmazonSmile program by clicking here.)
  2. Help Build the Site
    • Are you a writer with a psychological background?

 

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