Looking to Break the Stigma about Mental Health


The Be Kind. Always. Foundation and D.O.P.E. (Dare to Offer Peace to Everyone) Clothing line were created by Stephen's siblings, Timothy and Jessica Griffin. Our message is not only to spread depression awareness, but more importantly, to spread the message of kindness and humility. The purpose of this non-profit organization is to offer a platform for the voices of those who tend to go unheard, and for those who share random acts of kindness on a daily basis without recognition.

Our brother, Stephen, spent much of his short life reaching out to those with similar struggles, offering words of support and motivation to help them. His message was to always be kind since you never know what someone is battling internally. We are here to continue this extension of peace, and we in turn dare you to offer peace to everyone.

Our goal is to spread this message and to reach out to those in need through an anonymous help forum via www.bekindalways.org. We also have the hopes of traveling to schools to encourage those in need to speak up, and share Stephen's message of peace and kindness.

This campaign will help fund future campaigns and endeavors and help fund the creation of the website www.bekindalways.org.

Our final goal is to build a foundation where kids can come to express their emotions through any emotional outlet. Just having a place where teens can feel safe from the world is paramount.   

Depression does not have to have a stigma attached to it anymore and we aim to change that.

We encourage those who buy this product to inform others of our campaign by sharing our message through social media and using the hashtags:

#BeKindAlways #BeDOPE #ForStephen #DaretoOfferPeacetoEveryone #FlyHigh

Please follow our story on:

Facebook @ The Be Kind Always Foundation

Instagram @BeKindforStephen

Twitter @DOPEforstephen


If you would like to support we encourage you to make a purchase from the clothing line as the goal is spread the message to others, however donations will be accepted and appreciated.

The material contained on this website is for general purposes only. It is not to be considered medical or legal advice. Always consult your physician for medical advice and a lawyer for legal advice. 

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you know a loved one who is in pain and at risk of hurting themselves please refer them to:




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