Can We Talk is Life in My Days Mental Health Campaign in Jordan. The campaign aims to start a conversation around Mental Health in our communities. Can we Talk will not only start these conversations, but also create the foundation necessary for us to sustain dialogues and programs long after the campaign is over. The purpose of the campaign is to build safe spaces where individuals can belong, and a supportive community built on a foundation of compassion.
WHO ARE WE? / من نحن؟
فريق يلا نحكي هو فريق تطوعي مكون من طلاب وطالبات من كلية الطب في الجامعة الأردنية، ومن فترة قصيرة توسع الفريق ليشمل طلاب وطالبات من تخصصات وجامعات مختلفة. الفريق يمثل فرع الأردن من مؤسسة Life in My Days, مؤسسة غير ربحية تتمركز في الولايات المتحدة وتعمل على فتح الحوارات الصعبة المتعلقة بالصحة النفسية، العدالة الاجتماعية والصحة المتكاملة. فريق يلا نحكي بدأ حملة توعوية باسم " يلا نحكي Can We Talk" لزيادة الوعي فيما يتعلق بالصحة النفسية. يقوم الفريق بعمل ورشات عمل، أنشطة، إفطارات، مؤتمرات وغيرها من الفعاليات لزيادة الوعي الصحيح عن الأمراض النفسية وكيفية تعامل المجتمع معها وتقبلها، تقليل وصمة العار المتعلقة بالصحة النفسية والتحدث عنها، وعمل شبكة الدعم الطلابية التي ستكون طريقة مناسبة للنهوض بالمجتمع بأكمله على المدى البعيد.
Can We Talk team is a group of volunteers from various universities in Jordan. The core team was founded by medical students in the University of Jordan. The team is part of the Jordan Chapter of Life in My Days, a non profit organization founded in the USA and does work all over the world. Life in My Days works on opening up difficult conversations related to mental health, systemic oppression and wellness. Can We Talk team has started a Mental Health Awareness campaign in March 2017 which aims to decrease the stigma toward mental health, increase proper awareness provided by specialists and how to reach wellness and establish support networks around the community. We plan to start a Student Support Network to have a foundation for university students for self care, self acceptance and proper support.
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With an ever changing community in Jordan we are seeing a greater demand for Mental Health services and support. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding Mental Illness and seeking treatment makes it nearly impossible for individuals to seek treatment at the onset of Mental Illness, and instead are only seeking treatment when they’re dealing with severe mental illness, if they reach out at all.
Communities and individuals are in need to professional resources who can support their healing process. Yet, these issues remain unsafe topics to discuss in public.
Through series of programs and mini-campaigns, we will raise awareness on issues that impact our Mental Health such as mental health and disabilities, abuse and trauma, and social injustices. We will also provide tools to facilitate healing. We will also connect individuals and communities with resources for the future through our partners and sponsors. Through this program we will reach individuals and communities that are most in need, and are searching for ways to build safe spaces.
We are searching for Partners and Sponsors for this campaign to support not only with the cost but also with making sure that this campaign reaches the areas it’s needed most.
Partner: Support us in all aspects of the campaign. We want you on the table as we’re planning this. We want your support in fundraising, and even doing the events themselves. We want you with us every step of the way.
Sponsor: We want you with us in whatever capacity you can help, financially, promotion, planning, etc.
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