Philosophy has been supporting Mental Health Awareness Day with their hope & grace initiative. They are the first major beauty brand that has committed themselves to make a donation of 1% of all sales to a cause.  What’s amazing is that this includes all products, without limitations.  Hope and grace fund will award multiple financial grants each year to local organizations that help empower women helping them with mental health issues and wellbeing. Organizations help with prevention and treatment of related issues. Mental health is an issue that a lot of people don’t like to talk about whether it’s depression, post traumatic stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or self-esteem issues because some people are embarrassed, ashamed or don’t feel like they have someone to talk to.  Everyone has suffered from one of these issues at one point in their life, 450 million people worldwide suffer from mild to serious mental health…

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The month of May is national Mental Health month, Philosophy’s Hope & Grace Initiative supports women’s mental health.  This year their national campaign is “how are you, really?”.  We often ask people “How are you?” and it’s become a greeting instead of really asking someone how they are.  What Philosophy hopes to inspire with their campaign is starting a conversation.  Making people more aware of that mental health is a problem that people don’t talk about that often.  Unfortunately, the statistics are high when it comes to people who suffer from metal illness, in the U.S. it is about 43.8 million people a year.  If you think that doesn’t sound high, 91% of the U.S. agree that a family member has suffered from depression.  If you need more facts, 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness a year, 1 in 8 women develop clinical depression in her lifetime.  Women suffer…

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