Honoring Mental Health Month with Philosophy and the #HowAreYouReally? movement

Among the robotic and meaningless ‘how are you’s” we exchange daily, there are many for whom the response isn’t that easy. Did you know that 1 in 5 adults experiences some form of mental illness every year? Helping to raise awareness and to initiate a dialogue about this important issue, the well-being brand philosophy launched a national campaign called “How Are You, Really?” And we can all help.

Ask. Then listen.

By adding one simple word to the most ubiquitous greeting in the world, you instantly encourage a more heartfelt answer. This more inquisitive approach invites a more genuine response that goes beyond the instinctive “good and you?”. Help end the stigma attached to ‘mental illness’ and open up the lines of communication with anyone suffering from a disorder of any type. The broad spectrum of conditions includes depression, anxiety, PTSD, or autism, among many others.

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We philosophy fans, great news: the company contributes 1% of every product it sells to the brand’s Hope & Grace Initiative. Reaching over 1.5 million women through education and awareness campaigns, this program provides trained individuals for those struggling with mental illness. How have I been unaware of this genius and generous cause? In case you needed a push to stock up on purity made simple. You’re welcome.

But wait, there’s more! Amazing Grace enthusiasts: 100% of net proceeds from the sale of the new limited edition firming body emulsion goes to the Hope & Grace fund, which has so far awarded 2.4 million to 38 mental health organizations. Featuring artwork by project 1 in 4 founder, Melissa Betley, this collaborative offer is only available while supplies last on philosophy.com or at the Garden State Plaza retail location.

Text a friend, grab a coffee, and ask how they REALLY are. For more information about the campaign click here.

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