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.
Bake it Till You Make it: Breaking Bread, Building Resilience
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.
The book is available on Amazon as well as select Barnes and Noble stores. Available on Target and Walmart online. For further inquiries about getting “Bake it Till You Make it” in your bookstore or gift shop, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Org,” 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.
A Unifying Blend: A compilation of recipes and stories to celebrate all that makes us human is a unique cookbook that uses baking to share the authentic and brave stories of over thirty individuals varying in age, background and identity. Coupled with mental health resource pages, this book explores what it means to be unified by strength, struggle, resilience and food. Step into the lives of the brave, feel inspired by their journeys and learn about the importance of mental health (you might even find a new favorite recipe)!
This book will be available on Amazon April 6, 2022.
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