Grey was inspired by the creation of the original Patches. Grey's name is derived from the common misconception that mental health/illness is a black and white issue. When in fact, it's a largely grey area. Grey is for everyone who lives somewhere in the muddy middle.
Grey is friends with Patches and just like Patches, Grey has seen the ugly side of the way society handles mental health. Grey is here to remind everyone that we should handle each other with care because we never truly know what someone else is going through.
Don't take Grey's kindness for weakness. As a Panda bear who has been a through a lot in their life, Grey is not someone to mess with. Grey may be vulnerable but also extremely tough to break down.
We hope Grey can become a symbol of courage, strength, and compassion for everyone and that is why we chose Grey to represent DREAM.