Healist Advanced Naturals, a wellness brand under the parent company Kadenwood, has launched limited-edition CBD chews in support of World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10). 

The brand's mission to "Defend Wellness" was created as a reaction to the nonstop nature of modern life. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year. 

The limited-edition artists collection features Healist's Calm Chews, vegan gummies containing organically farmed CBD blended with organic ashwagandha, L-Theanine and a custom calming terpene blend to support the body's ability to cope with daily stress and feelings of unease.

To advocate for those struggling with mental health issues and reduce the stigma around speaking out about mental illness, Healist teamed up with visual artists Anthony Burrill and Luciano Cian to design custom packaging. The illustrations demonstrate diverse perspectives that embody the challenges and barriers associated with the stigma of mental health.

Burrill is known for art that spans across disciplines, often collaborating with other creatives to spread positive messages, while Cian has a knack for celebrating diversity and bringing people of all backgrounds together through culture. Both artists align with Healist's core belief that good mental health is a fundamental right and one that should be defended at all costs.

"At Healist, we believe now more than ever it is crucial to prioritize wellness and mental health is a key factor in one's overall wellbeing,'' said Sarah Pirrie, Healist brand director. "We are honored to work with such talented artists that are able to use their art to deliver important positive messages that can drive change. We hope this inspires more people to speak out so that we can start to normalize the conversation around mental health."

As a Stigma-Free partner of NAMI, throughout the month of October Healist will match a $5 donation for every order on healistnaturals.com, with proceeds going to the organization.

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