Aims and Activities

See, I would say that first getting to know yourself,
that’s something important,
because you’ll get to realize who you are
by not allowing people to tell you who you are,
because that will kill a very big part of you”

     (Kanja in ‘Who Says What’s Normal?’) 

Aims:

  • not address people as “patients” but support them in engaging in activities that help them to free their minds (music, arts, literature)
  • offer methods of how to keep a healthy mind (f.ex. healthy foods, yoga, physical exercise)
  • foster resilience and focus on existing resources
  • fight the stigmatization of mental health problems in the communities

Activities:

  • educate the communities about alternative approaches to mental heath (flyers, public performances)
  • offer empowering platforms for disoriented young people (music and poetry classes, discussion rounds, creative workshops)
  • organize shows and performances in order to be publicly visible in the community
  • create income generating activities for the unemployed youth
  • engage in research studies and documentation on usual and unusual causes of distress