#MyHungerGames is a campaign based on the hit movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” about the impacts of economic inequality and getting help for mental health.
Jack Quaid, actor from the Hunger Games, has decided to become one of the faces of the movement with the video featured above.
Our friends over at Project UROK and The Harry Potter Alliance have decided to take charge and bring attention to the real struggles that people below the poverty line face trying to get access to mental health care.
“Throughout The Hunger Games series, many characters deal with mental illness. Katniss’ mother lives with depression, Haymitch struggles with addiction, Peeta becomes dissociated from reality, and Katniss struggles with PTSD following her time in the arena. Yet throughout the series, there seem to be no mental health resources available. In Panem’s poorest districts, people who need quality mental health services are forced to go without.”
This is a serious issue that I’m glad is getting called attention to. If you want to find out more, you can check out their blog, My Hunger Games. You can even help by submitting your stories and making it recognized that people don’t need to be alone in this matter!