Mental Health Art Project
DON’T WE ALL NEED TO BE SEEN AND HEARD?
Listening even when no words are spoken is a gesture that recipients of this action do not take for granted because in the fast-paced world we live in today, taking a pause to actually pay attention to someone can sometimes feel like a distraction. Paying attention clears the blurred line between just hearing and truly being interested.
It has been such a privilege to share in the joys, laughter, and challenges of people with special mental care needs through the Mental Health Art Project by the UBA Foundation. From the conversations we’ve had with most of the participants so far, one word keeps echoing, ‘support’.
Mental support to those who need it even when they do not ask for it or to those who even though are very much aware that they need it but don’t know how to ask for it can go a very long way in having a mentally sound society. Imagine a world where we all support one another by sheer impulse and not waiting for the other party to reach out first. That sounds like a utopia doesn’t it?
It’s totally liberating to be in an environment where you are not judged or berated for what you have no control over, but rather offered a shoulder to lean on to help you get through your challenges and become a better version of yourself.
At UBA Foundation we are delighted and proud that we are amongst those breaking the stigma of mental health and we couldn’t have done it without ‘SUPPORT’.
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