I believe that designers hold the key to influencing successful socially conscious initiatives. Ultimately, at the core of all forms of design is the need for human-centered design thinking. Through the power of creativity, as designers, we are able to greatly improve the lives of others.
For World Mental Health Day (October 10, 2016), I released the personal video project that I've been working in support of mental health. The Fall is a difficult time of year for a lot of people, especially students, and everyone has either dealt with mental illness, or knows someone who has. The thing about it is that we all have it. Mental illness isn't something we should be ashamed of talking about, it's so important, and shouldn't be ignored. The purpose of this video is to show everyone how beautiful life can be, and how it is worth living, no matter how difficult it can be at times.
The video was shared on Facebook on October 10 and within 2 weeks has over 10,000 views. LINK