Raising Up Warriors

Fostering Community, Connection & Compassion

Weekly Wellness Goal

Breanna Ching’s award-winning film about a journey to recovery

About Us

​We are committed to:

  • Empowering those affected by mental illness

  • Raising awareness in our communities about mental illness

  • Giving to community charities that support mental wellness

Meet Your Local Warriors
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“Every dollar raised is one dollar we didn’t have before.” Our team accepts every donation with sincere gratitude that individuals like you want to support a passionate team like us.  Your donation means we can host more events, promote awareness, and continue our commitment to breaking down stigma about mental illness and addictions. These donations help make our dream a reality.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

Upcoming Events

  • Fri., Sep. 10
    Link to be sent for live stream!
    Sep. 10, 7:00 p.m.
    Link to be sent for live stream!
    Through raw, candid, powerful, and brutally honest recount of one girl's journey through mental illness and how it affected those around her, this film is a must-watch to understand mental illness and...of course - HOPE. No one is too far gone to heal. This documentary is proof!
  • Fri., Sep. 10
    Live-stream link to be sent!
    Sep. 10, 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. ADT
    Live-stream link to be sent!
    Through raw, candid, powerful, sometimes funny, and hope-filled story-telling, this film makes you feel all those things at once as it documents one girl's journey through mental illness and how it impacted those around her.
  • A Daily Dose of Encouragement!
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    Sign up to receive an encouraging, inspiring, or thought-provoking text each day, Monday-Friday, for only $2.50/month!
  • Raising Up Warriors 4.0 Special Edition!
    Mon., Jan. 18
    Raising Up Warriors 4.0 - our comeback!
    Jan. 18, 7:00 p.m.
    Raising Up Warriors 4.0 - our comeback!
    Buy a ticket for an event you won't forget! On January 18th, 2021, Breanna Ching (Founder) will be virtually sharing her journey through poetry and speech, followed by a Q&A. Prepare for raw story and have your kleenex near!
  • Exclusive Viewing of "In the Shadows", a film directed by Breanna Ching
    Sep. 30, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
    Private YouTube Link
    As a finalist at the New York City film festival last year, and receiving multiple rounds of applause and a standing ovation at the end, Breanna's first film was a massive success! Here is your chance to view her second film - which is NOT publicly available, making it exclusive content.
  • Virtual Paint Night! (1)
    Thu., Aug. 20
    YouTube Live
    Aug. 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m. ADT
    YouTube Live
    Come join Youtube Live with Mahnaz Roshan as she faciliitates a virtual paint night! Fun and simple! She will guide participants step by step through painting a simple picture.
  • Virtual Paint Night!
    Mon., Jun. 29
    YouTube Live
    Jun. 29, 2020, 7:00 p.m. ADT
    YouTube Live
    Come join Youtube Live with Mahnaz Roshan as she faciliitates a virtual paint night! Fun and simple! She will guide participants step by step through painting a simple picture.

Events will be posted here when we all have the opportunity to connect in person again.  For now – enjoy our website! Feel free to subscribe for updates on future events as they become available.

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“Breanna candidly writes about mental health and wellness.”

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Inspire. Help. Love.

From personally designed prints and greeting cards to stickers and magnets, our mental health awareness shop has something for everyone!  Every penny generously given to the shop goes directly to Raising Up Warriors.