Project Calendula is a mental health organization created by a handful of young adults from all over the US. Our mission is to reduce the stigma around mental health by educating and advocating, while also providing professional resources and crisis lines for those in need.
Project Calendula was started in October of 2020 and launched its official website in February of 2021. Each member of the Calendula crew strives to cultivate a safe and loving energy that helps to lead individuals to our informative site. As a team, we do our best to convey to those who may be struggling that they are not alone. We break down complicated definitions and concepts into terms that are easy to comprehend and explain to others.
Whether you are just browsing our website or are looking for education or resources regarding mental health, the Project Calendula team wants you to know that you are loved, you are needed, and you are worthy.
Symbolism of The Calendula Flower
The Calendula flower, often known as a Marigold, represents perseverance and strength. The flower also serves as a symbol of the sun and its passionate, fiery energy. Occasionally referred to as the “Sunshine Herb,” the plant is said to hold the power of joy, connection, protection, healing, and growth. Coincidentally, the Calendula is the birth flower of October -- the month our team officially started to work together.
In some cultures, the calendula is the flower of the dead. For those who celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of The Dead), the flower is used as a means of returning deceased loved ones back home.