UCLA takes part in the Mental Health Coalition’s, “How are you, really?” challenge

May 15, 2020

UCLA is proud to join the Mental Health Coalition (MHC)‘s “How are you, really?” challenge launched on May 15, 2020. This campaign is designed to destigmatize all mental health conditions. Joining with other partners in the MHC, we ask you to authentically answer this question: “How are you, really?” Using the #HowAreYouReallyChallenge and tagging @uclathinkgrand, @mentalhealthcoalition & @howareyoureally, share your truth on social media and at howareyoureally.org in order to start more in depth conversations about mental health.

The “How are you, really?” challenge is the first coordinated activity of the MHC. We hope you will join the conversation and share your story.

Follow the below instructions to participate in the How are you, really? challenge:

1. Record and upload a 45-60 second clip to social platforms letting us know: “How are you, really?”
2. Share a bit about your personal experience with mental health, ending on a supportive note
3. Ask 5 friends to join you in the challenge. Tag @UCLAThinkGrand, @mentalhealthcoalition & @howareyoureally with #howareyourreallychallenge

Check out DGC Co-Director Michelle Craske’s response. Read more about the DGC joining the Mental Health Coalition. For COVID-19–related mental health resources, please visit http://www.ucla.edu/stand-together/.

Additional coverage:

Kenneth Cole wants to fight mental health stigma — and he’s enlisted Kendall Jenner and a host of experts to help The Washington Post, 15 May 2020
Kenneth Cole Launches New Mental Health Initiative with Help From Kesha, Whoopi Goldberg & More People Magazine, 15 May 2020
‘The View’ Recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month The View, 15 May 2020
Kendall Jenner wants you to share your mental health story, Good Morning America 15 May 2020
Kenneth Cole And An Alliance Of The Leading Mental Health Organizations Join Forces With Celebrities And Advocates To Launch An Unprecedented Coalition At A Critical Moment In Time PR Newswire, 15 May 2020