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Bake it Till 
You Make It

Bake it Till You Make it (BITYMI) is a community based organization dedicated to destigmatizing mental illness, normalizing mental health conversation and promoting authentic healing and recovery. We seek to connect people through food, specifically baking, making “difficult conversation” more palatable, natural and in turn, common place.

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Bake it Till You Make it: Breaking Bread, Building Resilience is the first of its kind mental health and resilience cookbook. The book tells the inspirational and resilient stories of over forty people, from all different backgrounds, who have overcome major life challenges. Each story is accompanied by a baking recipe chosen by the contributor. The book features mental health resource pages, complete with a self-care guide and information on how to become a mental health ally.

 

For further inquiries about getting “Bake it Till You Make it” in your bookstore or gift shop, please email: bakeitcookbook@gmail.com.

Mix, Melt, Mend: Owning My Story and Finding my Freedom, is the authentic account of the journey of Dayna Altman. Dayna, a mental health advocate, is the creator of “Bake it Till You Make it,” which published the first of its kind mental health and resilience cookbook Bake it Till You Make it: Breaking Bread, Building Resilience. In Mix, Melt, Mend, Dayna tells her own story in the framework of a cake pop recipe.

 

For further inquiries about getting "Mix, Melt, Mend” in your bookstore or gift shop, please email: bakeitcookbook@gmail.com.

Watch Me Rise: Recipes for Bread, Poems for Growth is a collection of poems and recipes that examine the hope, heartbreak and healing that accompanies mental health recovery. Created by mental health advocate Dayna Altman of Bake it Till You Make it LLC, Watch Me Rise follows the growth and development of bread recipes as a tool to mirror the growth and development that comes with healing and living with mental illness. Poem topics range from depression, eating disorders, living with OCD, managing medication, surviving sexual violence and finding a voice in a world that so often leaves us feeling like we have to be quiet. The recipes in the book span levels of difficulty and include banana bread, soft pretzels and rainbow bagels, among others. All poems are illustrated by members of the Bake it Till You Make it community.

For further inquiries about getting “Bake it Till You Make it” in your bookstore or gift shop, please email: bakeitcookbook@gmail.com.

 
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