Community Education and Awareness
Having undertaken the difficult task of our residents’ rehabilitation, we were faced with people’s ignorance regarding such issues as mental illness, mental health and confinement. Many people fear our residents, some feel sorry for them.
All this suggests that the stigma of the “mental patient" still exists. This ignorance, fear and prejudice we have wanted to tackle systematically, by "educating" those who are willing to learn.
For this reason, Anima plan and organize various activities:
- Scientific events and Presentations in different settings.
- Information campaigns such as ‘Look at me and Ask me anything’.
- Invitation to embrace the green awareness ribbon, a universal symbol for mental disorders.