GradGuard is happy to support the Hi, How Are You Project's initiatives to end the stigma around mental health, one conversation at a time.
October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Given the pandemic, current events, and growing social and economic inequalities, many aspects of mental health continue to be challenged.
Even before the pandemic, an estimated 1 in 8 people globally were living with a mental health condition, according to the World Health Organization.
While there has been more conversation about mental health in recent months and years, there is still a lot of work to be done to raise awareness about mental health issues and to end the stigma that surrounds it.
The theme for this year's campaign by the WHO is Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority.
We can all play our part in increasing awareness, promoting inclusion and access to the right care, and recognizing the progress that has been made.
This year, GradGuard is happy to support the Hi, How Are You Project's initiatives to end the stigma around mental health, one conversation at a time.
The Hi, How Are You Project (HHAYP) is an Austin, TX-based 501c3 non-profit organization that aims to educate people about the importance of mental health and well-being. It's as simple as checking in on a neighbor, friend, co-worker, or family member and asking, "Hi, how are you?"
Those familiar with Austin likely have seen the iconic "Hi, How Are You" frog mural at Guadalupe and 21st Streets painted by the late Daniel Johnston.
Johnston was a world-renowned musician and visual artist with his own struggles with mental illness.
The Hi, How Are You Project was founded in 2018 with the support of the Johnston family to create thoughtful media, events, and peer-to-peer training programs that encourage open and ongoing dialogue on mental well-being and healthy habits.
GradGuard is proud to support the important work the Hi, How Are You Project is doing to end the stigma surrounding mental health.
You can learn more about the Hi, How Are You Project here.