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...

Carmem sporting an MSMC shirt

Carmem sporting an MSMC shirt
Photo from Progress Report 'Carmem Goes to School Thanks to You' (view small | med | large | orig)

Aline celebrating indigenous culture

Aline celebrating indigenous culture
Photo from Progress Report 'Because of You, Aline Can Focus on School' (view small | med | large | orig)

Ruth on a visit home with Father Rino & Wopila

Ruth on a visit home with Father Rino & Wopila
Photo from Progress Report 'Checking in with Ruth at College' (view small | med | large | orig)

Ruth with her classmates

Ruth with her classmates
Photo from Progress Report 'Checking in with Ruth at College' (view small | med | large | orig)

the girls at MSMC headquarters

the girls at MSMC headquarters
Photo from Progress Report 'Giving Girls an Education - Because of You!' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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