South Africa has many mental health issues and abuse. However, though these issues are prevalent, they are left unspoken in many circumstances. Some issues may even be ‘taboo’ in some households and individuals experiencing these dilemmas are made to feel as if they are overreacting or simply, seeking attention. Therefore, many resort to staying silent about such matters.... Thus, Stabilo, partnering with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) can make a positive impact for many. ‘Highlight the Unspoken’ is a movement that is dedicated to raising awareness on societal issues with the hope to remove many stigmas and discouragement surrounding these topics and hopes to encourage people to speak more openly about them and to inspire society to support those who feel alone in their battles.
Highlight the Unspoken will run yearly, with a different issue being the highlight. Each topic will be related to the Boss Stabilo highlighter range and the corresponding colour.
This campaign will begin in 2022 and the unspoken topic to be addressed is depression, with the corresponding colour being blue. This is particularly aimed at raising awareness about depression amongst the adolescents, since many have suffered tremendously during the Covid-19 pandemic, with nowhere to go, no one to see, feeling trapped at home and struggling with schoolwork. As a result of this campaign, Stabilo will provide those who require or seek help, with the relevant information and support systems.
- Students: Aunisha Hooseria, Christopher Meiring and Megan Taylor Hills
- Discipline: Graphic Design
- Campus: Pretoria