Saskatoon clothing line aims to inspire those struggling with mental health

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A Saskatoon couple are making a business of wearing their hearts on their sleeves, or rather across their chests on a T-shirt.

Kim and Scott Dolan, co-founders of Authentic Brave Apparel, say the messages printed on their T-shirts, sweatshirts and tank tops — slogans like “be brave”, “courage over fear” and “love and gratitude” — are aimed at inspiring people facing difficult times.


Both co-founders have battled anxiety and Scott has also had depression.

“We shouldn’t feel alone and we shouldn’t feel ashamed to share our story and that’s really how the brand came to life,” Kim Dolan told CBC Radio’s Saskatchewan Weekend.

Scott Dolan agreed.

“We want people to know they are not alone in their journey … and there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel.”

The two are also open about their struggles with fertility and unsuccessful attempts at in-vitro fertilization.