Austin properties teaming up with Hello, How Are You Project to go green for psychological overall health awareness

The celebration kicks off on Jan. 22, Daniel Johnston’s birthday.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Friday, the Hi, How Are You Task is kicking off its Joyful Behavior-A-Thon, a multi-day consciousness and fundraising venture encouraging people today to share and guidance how they partake in satisfied practices.

Jan. 22 is a special day because it is the birthday of Daniel Johnston, the artist powering Austin’s well known “Hello, How Are You,” mural near the University of Texas campus. Johnston, who was an outspoken advocate about mental health, died in 2019.

This yr, quite a few Austin firms will be “going inexperienced,” the color representing mental wellness, with environmentally friendly lights beginning on Friday and long lasting by the week.

Related: Hello How Are You Working day 2020 celebrates lifetime, legacy of Daniel Johnston

“In these complicated situations, we persuade every person to are inclined to their mental overall health just as we are getting safety measures to sustain our physical health and fitness,” the venture says. “It would not need much exertion to put into action practical techniques that boost your prolonged-time period effectively-currently being. Here are a number of simple everyday tasks you can do to elevate your temper, make improvements to vitality and maintain yourself in good mental well being. We contact them ‘Happy Patterns.'”

Community structures that have signed up to participate in the function contain:

  • Austin Metropolis Hall
  • The Lengthy Middle for the Carrying out Arts
  • JW Marriot
  • W Austin
  • Gables Republic Sq.
  • Johnston’s “Jeremiah the Innocent” Mural on the Goodall Wooten at 21st and Guadalupe streets

Proceeds from this year’s party will go toward the project’s mission of funding mental health initiatives like personalized-constructed peer-to-peer instruction packages, occasions, considerate media and additional. Organizers say the trainings equip ACC community assistants and other staff users with the tools essential to plan pressure-lessening actions, figure out warning indicators, empower crew members to commence discussions and offer assets relevant to mental health and wellness at school campuses all-around the nation.


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