Ded Teddiez represent mental health in a compassionate manner, no stigma, no judgement
My Ded Teddiez have been in the back of founder Dutch's mind for the last 20 years and when diagnosed with depression and anxiety about 8 years ago. He started using them as a visualization tool to cope and ground. He go sober and started using art therapy during group therapy sessions. As a result he shared Ded Teddiez that had been hanging out in his head with a friend as a physical representation of what has helped him overcome mental health struggles.