At Contagious, we create thought provoking apparel for those who feel alone, and unrelatable due to the challenges of navigating life while battling mental health issues. Our main focus is to Make Self Love Contagious, and help decrease the suicide rate in the World.
Meet Kieran Davis, Founder, and Owner of Contagious. As the second oldest of five boys, Kieran's childhood was challenging. Growing up in a broken home with a stepfather who was in and out of prison, he always felt a deep sense of responsibility for his younger brothers, particularly the youngest who has autism. He watched as his older brother stepped up and took on a parental role, ensuring that they were all fed and cared for. Kieran wanted to find a way to help his family, and he believed that financial stability was the key.
As he got older, Kieran realized that mental health issues were prevalent in his community, and he became passionate about making a difference. Moving to Huntsville, Alabama, was a turning point for Kieran. It was a place of both freedom and hardship, where he found himself rebuilding and discovering who he truly was. He had to face many challenges, including homelessness and eviction, before leaving home at 19.
At this point, Kieran had hoped to study psychology, but he had no transportation to attend classes. Instead, he and his friends moved to Iowa, where they made music and lived a carefree lifestyle. However, Kieran soon discovered that the decisions he was making could have dire consequences. He nearly ended up in jail, which forced him to take a hard look at his life.
Kieran knew that he had a lot of rewiring to do that he could not do on his own. This led him to therapy to be diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder and mild depression that he found to be genetic. With therapy and the tools he learned through personal development, Kieran was able to subside his mental health struggles and use his experiences to help others.
Despite the challenges he faced growing up, Kieran has used his experiences to become a role model and inspiration for others. He believes that anyone can achieve their dreams if they have the right mindset and are willing to put in the effort. Kieran's story is a testament to the power of personal growth and the resilience of the human spirit.
Kieran's experiences have led him to create Contagious, a brand that creates more awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. He believes that by sharing his story and helping others through their struggles, he can make a positive impact on the world.
Thank you for reading this, and remember that you're not alone.
Remember that you are loved.
Let's Make Self Love Contagious