Artists, writers, filmmakers, educators, medical professionals, scientists, healers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, laborers, philanthropists, academics, photographers and storytellers of every ilk from across the globe—the ENDPAIN network is comprised of individuals from every background united by the common belief that mental, physical and emotional pain are nothing to feel shameful or guilty about.
We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and that by sharing our stories of pain and healing, we learn from and better empathize with one another.
We are catalysts for personal and societal change. We promote projects that help heal communities through grassroots efforts, advocate for open and honest dialogues about how our experiences shape our lives, and encourage individuals to replace shame-based narratives surrounding pain and trauma with stories of ownership and pride.
Our network is large and constantly growing. ENDPAIN has no dues or fees and no religious or political affiliations. Together, we believe we can reframe pain in a way that strips the word from its association with weakness or ineptitude. We believe we can minimize suffering by providing functional tools for healing. And we believe we can end the pain of feeling as though we’re alone on this planet we all call home.