World Mental Health Day
Mental illness is one of the leading healthcare challenges of our time. Negative stigmas and cultural perceptions leave many without access to necessary care. The World Health Organization established October 10 as World Mental Health Day in 1992 to educate and build awareness about global mental health and to rally advocates against social stigma.
Last year, I met and worked on a story with Michelle Hammer, an artist, podcaster, entrepreneur and social activist from Queens.
Her goal is to raise awareness about mental health and erase the stigma associated with it. She doing this through her art and clothing line.
As today is World Mental Health Day, I thought it would be a good day to re-surface her story.
(Those are my photos of her on her About page, too!)
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