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From isolation to integration: addressing stigma on World Mental Health Day

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The very mention of the town “Angoda” has widespread negative connotations, as the National Institute of Mental Health is situated there. This points to the wider issue of stigma that surrounds the treatment of mental health issues. In order to mark World Mental Health Day on October 10, Groundviews visited the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and found that the reality was far from the picture painted by perception.

We compiled a story on Microsoft Sway based on the visit, along with discussions with others working in the mental health sector.

View the story here, or below:

In the run up to World Mental Health Day, we also created a short video to address some myths surrounding mental health treatment, accessible here, or below:

Visit our Instagram page to see more pictures around the visit to NIMH.