Wearable Art

Destigmatizing Depression

Campaign

I am starting a campaign to de-stigmatize depression. I feel that a campaign is the best possible way to de-stigmatize depression because depression is a social issue. Support is crucial in helping our friends and family feel safe to talk about this illness. This campaign raises awareness through a wristband that's intent is visual shock.

Mental health is one of the biggest health crisis globally. 1 in 5 American adults manage a mental health diagnosis every year. That means that 4 American adults support a friend or family member suffering from depression. The biggest impediment to solving this crisis is stigmatization.

For my design I focused on the wristband because it is an intersection of mental health that has physical health replications. If you see someone wearing this wristband on the subway you think that they have self harmed. This wristband is to be won by anyone who supports a mental health crisis in this country.

MID 2020 Virtual Exhibition - Pratt MID 2020

Advocacy Wristband

Advocacy Wristband

Personalized Wristband

Personalized Wristband

Electronic Wristband

Electronic Wristband