Why A Sunflower


  • Sunflowers serve as a symbol of  hope for the hundreds of millions around the world that struggle with their mental health, 50% of them untreated.
  • Sunflowers are yellow, the color of hope and happiness, mental health when successfully managed.
  • Sunflowers grow towards the sunlight with their faces tracking the sun.  We need those with depression to seek light instead of responding to the natural instinct of hiding in darkness during a depressive episode.
  • Sunflowers have an immediate, positive impact on our moods, in both males and females.
  • A universal symbol, if used similarly to the pink ribbon for breast cancer or red dress for heart disease, can serve as a much more hopeful and positive branding icon for mental wellness and hope, and allow charities around the world to unite in image, yet also share their own important work.
  • Planting gardens are good for your health. Sunflower seeds are beneficial for brain health. There are many cause marketing avenues for charities to use to raise money for their particular cause


Study shows gardening had therapeutic effects for psychiatric patients.