The Local Optimist™ launched in 2019 with the hope of creating an online community of optimists. TLO is our free mental health resource that exists as a blog, newsletter, and across social media channels. Its mission is to create content and resources centered around mental health. Through our newsletter, we highlight the latest news in mental health across politics, science and pop culture.
TLO also creates mental health-centric toolkits, written for our audience seeking tips and resources for how to deal with a variety of common life challenges. We aim to provide digestible, actionable tools for readers to apply to their own lives. We hope to build an accessible resource for people who are looking to explore and learn more about their own mental health.