As part of KYCC’s efforts to spread mental health awareness in the Koreatown community, our Clinical Services partnered with graphic design firm Studio Number One and local business Milk Tavern on a large trilingual mural in Koreatown.
The “#KYCCCANHELP” mural is a bold 20’ x 40’ design in English, Spanish and Korean on the south-facing wall of the popular dessert shop Milk Tavern. The design is based on the #KYCCCANHELP” poster campaign that launched in October 2018 in honor of World Mental Health Day.
For this mural project, KYCC turned once again to Studio Number One, the design studio of Shepard Fairey, a world-renowned artist who is well-known by youth for his Obama “Hope” poster and his OBEY clothing company. KYCC worked closely with designers to create a concept that would be visually attractive to youth, while remaining positive and non-stigmatizing. The OBEY Giant Posse executed the mural over a two-day period.
“KYCC is proud to continue our #KYCCCANHELP mental health awareness campaign in Koreatown, and to partner with Studio Number One and Milk Tavern,” said Grace Park, KYCC Clinical Services Manager. “Having the support of businesses in our community is deeply meaningful in our effort to erase the stigma around seeking help for mental wellness. Our hope is that people will see this mural and reach out to KYCC for mental health services or resources.”
“Studio Number One was honored to design KYCC’s trilingual campaign, which was created to help others overcome the stigma of mental illness and raise awareness about KYCC’s many resources available through their clinical services programs,” said Annie Pham, Account Director for Studio Number One. “After the success of the poster campaign, we were thrilled to be able to convert the art into a mural for the Koreatown community to further spread the message that it’s okay to reach out and get the help you need.”
KYCC has provided mental health services to the Koreatown community since 1975. Our goal is to provide a broad continuum of high quality and culturally relevant clinical services for low-income children, youth and their families. Many of our clients are unserved or underserved from a lack of culturally or linguistically relevant services. Our team of clinicians and case managers provide individual, group and family therapy in outpatient, school-based and in-home settings. All clinical services are available in English, Korean, and Spanish. For more information, please visit www.kyccla.org/clinical.
Studio Number One’s mission is to change the way people experience media and the urban landscape. Their website is www.studionumberone.com.