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 Community Performing the Tore Dance

Indigenous Community Performing the Tore Dance
Photo from Progress Report 'Aldeia! A Celebration of Indigenous Culture' (view small | med | large | orig)

Benicio Proudly Wearing His University T-Shirt

Benicio Proudly Wearing His University T-Shirt
Photo from Progress Report 'Benicio - Pitaguary and a University Student - You Made His Dreams Come True' (view small | med | large | orig)

Indigenous leader Paje Barbosa with MSMCBJ leaders

Indigenous leader Paje Barbosa with MSMCBJ leaders
(view small | med | large | orig)

Students participating in MSMCBJ programs

Students participating in MSMCBJ programs
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Study Session with Indigenous Youth

Study Session with Indigenous Youth
(view small | med | large | orig)
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