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Atlanta-Based, BIPOC Led Non-Profit The Hope Booth to Host Experiential Pop-Up to Highlight Urgent Need for Accessible Mental Health Support and Resources

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ATLANTA, GA. August 17, 2023 (500NewsWire) – Amidst mounting global mental health concerns, Atlanta's The Hope Booth, led by a young, all-female BIPOC leadership team, announces an upcoming experiential pop-up event. This strategic initiative is designed to bring awareness to new avenues for suicide prevention and present a pioneering solution to decision-makers across sectors.

The Hope Booth offers a unique three-minute interactive experience housed within redesigned telephone booths. These installations, backed by rigorous scientific vetting from a distinguished board of psychologists, therapists, and social workers, deliver potent messages of hope. With a mission to make mental health aid readily available and affordable 24/7, The Hope Booth bridges a critical gap in todays healthcare infrastructure.

Gloria Umanah, the driving force behind The Hope Booth, emphasized the importance of this initiative.

Over the last two years, weve had the chance to beta The Hope Booth across the globe on a diverse scale, from individuals living on the streets to CEOs of Fortune 500s. There are two responses Ive frequently heard: One, I needed this hope for the day. or Two, I needed this hope to live another day. The second group is who my heart is after. After nearly losing my life to suicide in 2011, Im alive today because of the power of that 4-letter word, hope. I want people to know that hope and help exists for them, despite barriers.

The Hope Booths strategic placements are envisioned across varied locations, from schools and hospitals to workplaces and street intersections, emphasizing its broad reach and accessibility. In partnership with Ponce City Market in Atlanta, The Hope Booth will host a pop-up on World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST.

Their achievements to date provide a strong foundation:

  • A significant 73% increase in hope was documented post a Hope Booth interaction.

  • A 99% completion rate of the three-minute experiences provided by Hope Booth

  • A remarkable presence at Londons prestigious Parallax art fair.

  • A comprehensive 30-day tour spanning 19 cities.

  • Collaborative endeavors with influencers such as Dani Coke, Ellie Holcomb, Norense Odiase, and Keith Powers.

  • What's remarkable is that all these milestones have been achieved by an all-female leadership team, all under 30 and without a tech background, emphasizing their dedication and resourcefulness.

Furthermore, as the mental health crisis escalates, with the National Alliance of Mental Illness indicating a staggering 44.3% of Georgia residents dealt with symptoms of anxiety or depression in 2021, the message is clear: Innovative solutions are essential. The Hope Booth's upcoming pop-up event allows corporate sponsors, community leaders, and individual supporters to invest in these promising pillars of hope actively.

September is the official launch of permanent Hope Booth installations around the globe. We hope that as our community experiences the impact of The Hope Booth, we raise the capital to get 100 Hope Booths sponsored for permanent installations to change the stats by making hope and help freely accessible to all for the first time in history, remarked Umanah.

The Hope Booth is not just a project but a movement. As they gear up for their influential pop-up event, the call to Atlanta's decision-makers is clear: explore, endorse, and embed The Hope Booth in communities that need it which, in 2023, is nearly everywhere.

About The Hope Booth:

Founded by Gloria Umanah, The Hope Booth is a trailblazing initiative with a leadership team of BIPOC individuals. This venture provides a scientifically-backed solution designed to offer individuals an immersive, 3-minute experience in repurposed telephone booths, delivering profound messages of hope across the globe, 24/7. Created in partnership with eminent psychologists and therapists, hope booths aim to uplift spirits and act as gateways to vital resources within a five-mile radius of the user. Strategically located from populous metro areas to healthcare institutions, they grant free access to everyone, addressing broader societal issues and connecting users to indispensable services. The Hope Booth embodies a proactive approach, heralding a transformative era in mental health support.

Contact Details

Nadya Rousseau

+1 310-853-3798

nadya@alternewmedia.com

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