Embracing Mental Health as a Fandom

Register for Amanda Tapping's First-Ever Mental Health Book

Sign up to our mailing list to learn about Amanda Tapping's Embracing Mental Health as a Fandom: The Book & get updates about the Gorgeous Collector's 1st Edition.This book isn't just a solitary read—it's a community lifeline. At any time, we can turn to its pages for solace, guidance, or simply the assurance that we're not alone. We plan to make this book interactive, symbolizing we are connected. We're in this together, united.

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“There's a different level of generosity to sci-fi fandom. We embrace diversity and inclusion. People connect from around the world, this global map of interconnecting lines. It’s that kind of connection where you keep an eye out for each other and if you see somebody struggling, you’d go up and help them, and it’s a beautiful thing.”- Amanda Tapping, June 3, 2023 on The Companion

Pre-order & Kickstarter Backers (Launching May 12) will directly support the creation of this unique crowdsourced book. Since we believe sharing your stories have the potential to be so uplifting and meaningful, the eBook will be available for digital download completely free as a public service.


ABOUT THE BOOK

By Fans, For Fans

Our Embracing Mental Health as a Fandom Livestream Events have become incredible touchstones for the community. Fans have sent in touching stories ranging from overcoming grief to achieving triumph, but it’s been impossible to share them all. We have dozens already, but we want to hear from hundreds, thousands... so we decided to create a book from you, for you, by you.Currently, we are focusing on raising awareness for this Mental Health Movement. From July to November, we will call for new stories based on our chapter themes, but there is no pressure for you to share your story.

Mockup Cover of Amanda Tapping's Mental Health Book. The design is made of midnight blue with golden dots like stars in the night sky

Each Chapter Led by Amanda

With candid honesty, Amanda delves into a spectrum of topics encompassing self-confidence, friendship, anxiety, and self-reflection. Through her personal stories, she illuminates the common humanity we all share.

Sharing Your Stories

Once our Kickstarter campaign is successful, we invite fans to contribute their stories, photos, illustrations, poems and other expressive ways to enrich our collective narrative, fostering empathy and community.

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Your Pre-Order Gift to Personalize

What is a Book Plate?

Ex Libris or Bookplates are decorative labels indicating book ownership, popular until the early 20th century with the earliest known use date back to Egypt (1391 BCE).Because many of you are book lovers (and collectors), we’re creating a modernized Limited Edition Bookplate as a gift for fans who Pre-Order. We know some of you will be meeting Amanda at conventions this year, so this is a perfect thing to get started and instant conversation starter with her.1. Limited Edition Bookplates to 500 (If you buy two copies, you receive two bookplates, etc.)
2. Ask Amanda to draw a unique constellation or shape
3. Bookplates will be ready by May's Basingstoke Comic Con
Our design combines Amanda's love of the connectedness of sci-fi and the style of bullet journaling, which is becoming a popular mental health management tool.


Timeline

April

Pre-Orders of 1st Edition Go LiveBookplates ship starting april

May

Kickstarter Launch May 12!Bookplates Available at Basingstoke Comic Con

July to Dec

Call for Fan Stories

Jan 2025

Book Printing & Begin Shipments

Signing up to the Newsletter gets you first access to this Limited Edition Bookplate & other surprises we have coming!


About The Companion

What is Amanda Tapping's Embracing Mental Health as a Fandom?

Amanda Tapping and Stargate Co-Creator Brad Wright joined The Companion as partners and advisors because community is everything.For the past 3 years, we've been on a mission to uplift fans in a world that has become increasingly lonely. We have an ambitious goal: To create 1 million life-changing memories for 1 million fans.With the help of you, the community, we have raised over $30,000 for charities including mental health, feed the hungry & helped disabled children play video games. We can't do this without you.


HELP US SPREAD THE WORD

Join a Mental Health Challenge

Two Free & Fun Challenges to Raise Awareness for Embracing Mental Health as a Fandom: The BookJoin either or both challenges. Once you sign up, you will be sent a custom link to share this website with friends. And yes, you will unlock fun reward prizes. The more you share, the better they get. Thank you!

Join the 60 for 60 Watchalong Challenge

The Stargate SG-1 Watchalong marathon of 60 episodes over 60 days and discuss the mental health themes with the community.

Join the Gate to Gate Fitness Challenge

Together, let's walk, run, bike, wheelchair (heck, even alpine ski) the 8,802 miles between the Stargates in Cheyenne Mountain and McMurdo base in Antarctica.