"No Health without Mental Health"
World mental Health day Celebration 2011
In Sri Lanka this day is part of the health awareness week. We at Human Rights Office Kandy, understanding the effects of Mental Health in the healing process of our survivor group celebrate this day for the first time with our survivors. The theme of the day is “No Health without Mental Health”
The families of the disappeared in the first meeting of the year 2011 decided to produce a magazine by themselves named as “Nadia” meaning River to share their experiences, to develop their writing and reading skills, and thereby to enrich their live. In March on Women’s Day the first issue was published and distributed. This day the 2nd issue was printed and distributed among the survivors titled as “No Health without Mental Health”.
A unique feature of the magazine is the articles were written by the mental health professionals with a view of providing a better information, knowledge and experience to our survivor groups. The president of the families of the disappeared in her introduction briefed the gathering on the vision goal and the objectives of the magazine.
Fr. Nandana the founder director of the Human Rights Office presented to the participants the importance of the Mental Health in the healing process of the survivors.
The day ended with a tone of joy and happiness.