The Humanology Project: Hayley’s Story

The Humanology Project is a non-profit organization aimed as destigmatizing mental and neurological illness. One of the ways we do this is by creating a platform for patients to share their stories. We aim not only for increased health literacy, but also greater empathy. 

We are working on a series of stories. In this film, we meet Hayley. She is a student at Hunter College who struggles with depression, anxiety, and a chronic illness. She uses humor and self reflection as coping mechanisms.

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Anxiety is the most common mental illness out there, and it takes a lot of different forms. Experiencing some level of anxiety is a normal...


Depression causes severe, negative changes in the way you think and feel which makes it difficult to manage day-to-day tasks and activities such working, sleeping,...

Mental Wellness

Mental wellness is a process that involves finding balance in life, including your social, intellectual, physical (diet, exercise, medication management, substance use), spiritual, economic and...


Stigma is: Always untrue Always negative Can be felt toward yourself Stigma around mental illness includes having fixed ideas and judgments about mental illness and/or...


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