What is Project 1 in 4?
Project 1 in 4 is a daily exploration of the everyday struggles presented by mental illness. Because banishing the stigma of mental illness starts with awareness, and awareness begins with education, mindfulness and empathy.
26.2% or 1 in 4 American adults currently suffer from a diagnosable condition. This amounts to a societal cost of 300 billion dollars per year.
For 100 days, I will illustrate one thought, emotion or behavior revealed to me through a series of interviews with people who have personally experienced mental illness. These people are our family members, our friends, our co-workers and our neighbors. Love and support makes all the difference.