On August 3rd, we unveiled something truly meaningful at T4: a new mural in the Arrival Hall, proudly created by the NYC Mural Arts Project and titled, “SEE US, REALLY SEE US,” to raise awareness around mental health and dismantle the stigma surrounding mental illness. The NYC Mural Arts Project chose Terminal 4 to showcase this unique mural because of the high level of foot traffic of travelers and T4 employees alike within the terminal.
The mural was imagined and developed by members of the Venture House Clubhouse, a local organization in Jamaica, Queens that serves individuals living with serious mental health conditions. The muralist, Gianna Gutierrez, developed the pattern for the mural based on workshops where people could learn about mental health from the perspectives of mental health program participants. The mural’s theme symbolizes what it means when mental health is genuinely seen. We hope that this one-of-a-kind art installation shares a message of hope for everyone who walks through our doors, reminding them that they are not alone, that we see them, and that help is available if they need it.
We strongly believe in raising awareness for and supporting the mental health of our customers and employees, and this installation provided an opportunity to share information on mental health support and resources that are available through New York City.
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