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 speaking at event

Indigenous Youth speaking at event
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Yes to Life - Anti-Drug Program

Yes to Life - Anti-Drug Program
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International Mental Health Day

International Mental Health Day
Photo from Progress Report 'Boosting Education and Self-Esteem' (view small | med | large | orig)

Indigenous Youth Going to College Because of You!

Indigenous Youth Going to College Because of You!
Photo from Progress Report 'Helping Indigenous Youth Make it to College' (view small | med | large | orig)

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)

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