Why Žofia Kracinová is crowdfunding to launch an online platform for anxiety and depression

Find out how her own recovery from depression inspired Žofia Kracinová to launch an online platform for anxiety and depression – and why she’s crowdfunding to launch it.

What’s your career background?

I have recently finished my master degree in Architecture. During  my study I used to work part time as a sales assistant for a while, then I worked in a care home and for the last two years of my master in architecture I mainly focused on study with few freelancing architecture jobs. 

What gave you the idea to launch an online platform for anxiety and depression?

Two years ago I started to feel very anxious about everything and become depressed. I felt very lost, a few times I got so bad that I had some suicidal thoughts.

When It started I didn’t pay much attention to it, but when the depression got worse I realised I have to do something about it. I promised myself that I ll get out of it and I started to learn about mind, neuroscience, meditation and healing.

I have started to meditate every day being consistent with it. I started to feel much better over a period of time. During these two years I became very passionate about healing and I decided that this is something I want to do.  

Why do you think it’s so needed?

I think it’s needed because  there are so many people who suffer as I did, and they don’t realise how powerful they are. Being depressed is definitely not a normal state of being.

Everybody seeks happiness and peace and that’s how we all should really feel. And I now know that there are many simple techniques anyone can learn and get the power in their hands. 

How will the platform work?

The website works as a streaming platform with blogs and classes with many wonderful healing techniques. Everybody can find their favourite. My goal is to collaborate with teachers and healers from all around the world. I think it is amazing because it brings teachers and people together.

Who will it be for?

The platform is for anyone who is dealing with depression, sadness or he or she is just simply interested in personal growth. 

Why do you need to crowdfund?

The crowdfunding will be used to design a platform big enough to keep all the videos, classes able to stream everywhere. It is something like Netflix between Skillshare, but for holistic healing. To create this platform requires very good design and coding skills which is the most expensive part of this whole idea. 

How can people get involved?

People can join my crowdfunding here. Or they can follow me on my Instagram: @frieya_uk where I post more about healing, motivation and ideas.