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Take the “Hi, how are you?” pledge

Monday, May 23, 2022 by Tai Moses

The Austin-based advocacy organization Hi, How Are You Project wants to remind everyone that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. HHAYP “is wrangling a community of support around the world to join the fight in driving awareness and education about mental health by encouraging us all to check on each other with four simple words: “Hi, how are you?” This deceptively simply campaign aims to “help destigmatize mental health conversations.” As HHAYP explains, “Reaching out to loved ones, friends, and neighbors – asking how they’re doing – is more important than ever.” Take the pledge and help to “shed light on the startling current reality that over 1 in 5 Americans experience a mental health illness, with 75 percent of mental illnesses beginning by age 24.”

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