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introducing the hope and grace initiative

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on july 15, 2014, arianna huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the huffington post and actress and co-founder of bring change 2 mind, glenn close partnered with philosophy to unveil its new charity platform, the hope and grace initiative. this unending commitment will benefit community-based mental health and wellness efforts. read on to see the huffington post’s coverage of the event.

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Chances are, you know someone touched by mental illness. You may even experience a mental condition yourself. Not surprising, given the fact that one in four adults in the U.S. — about 61.5 million people — will experience mental illness in any given year. 

Given how pervasive mental illness is — and the need to remove stigma around it — philosophy, the well-being beauty brand known for its uplifting messages, announced today (July 15) the launch of its “hope & grace” initiative. The initiative was announced at a breakfast with speakers including Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group; Jill Scalamandre, senior vice president of philosophy; and actress Glenn Close, co-founder of the mental health organization Bring Change 2 Mind.

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