How Are You? Honestly! The Campaign

When I read Claire Greaves’ post (she tweets as @mentalbattle) I was completely overwhelmed by two things.

1. The openness with which Claire states her position.
2. How come nobody’s ever thought of this before?

I look forward to sharing my response to the question in a future post, but for now, I’d encourage you to get involved.

Mental Illness Talk

Today I launched my ‘How Are You? Honestly!’ campaign on Facebook ( ) and Twitter (@HowAreUHonestly )

This is something I feel really passionately about because both the question and the answer to ‘how are you?’ have lost their meaning and that really breaks my heart. How much happier and healthier would we be if we felt able to give a true and honest answer to this question? If we felt the other person really had the time to listen to our answer?

I know I’m guilty of not meaning the question when I ask it sometimes but I’m sure that is true for most of us, it’s becoming a greeting or a way of being polite when it should really mean HOW ARE YOU?

The answers have become a mixture of short sentences such as, “Not bad thanks” or “I’m fine thanks” or “Okay” but what meaning or…

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