Movimento de Saude Mental Comunitaria do Bom Jardi

The Movimento de Saude Mental Comunitaria do Bom Jardim (MSMCBJ) was initiated in 1996 as part of the outreach of the Comboni Missionaries in the Northeast of Brazil. MSMCBJ seeks to improve the lives of the people of the economically impoverished peripheral regions of Fortaleza, primarily the area of Grande Bom Jardim. To imagine a mental health project in a peripheral neighborhood like Bom Jardim, where the majority of people live in at-risk circumstances - in which extreme poverty, violence, a lack of housing and basic sanitation, street children, and unemployment predominate - is to believe that, even within pain and suffering, we can harvest flowers. That is, personal and social realit...

Indigenous Youth from Brazil's state of Maranhao

Indigenous Youth from Brazil's state of Maranhao
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Youth win Awards for Indigenous Literature

Youth win Awards for Indigenous Literature
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Youth at People of the Sea Gathering

Youth at People of the Sea Gathering
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Indigenous youth representing Ceara at conference

Indigenous youth representing Ceara at conference
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Benicio, Pitaguary Youth

Benicio, Pitaguary Youth
Photo from Progress Report 'Educating, Partnering, Growing' (view small | med | large | orig)

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