On January 22nd, the second annual city-wide “Hi, How Are You?” Day will take place. The mission of this day is to raise awareness around the importance of mental health and to help start conversations with each other. HHAY Project founders Tom Gimbel and Courtney Blanton were inspired by Austin musician and artist Daniel Johnston’s mural on Guadalupe that features a frog asking “Hi, how are you?” “Clearly, mental health is in the press more than ever, but so much more remains to be done,” said Blanton. “Statistics show us that depression, anxiety, and suicide are on the rise. Removing the stigma is the first step towards a productive public dialog about mental health.” (https://www.hihowareyou.org/press/)
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