The stigma of mental health in the Balkan community: Two young people share their stories

Rafaela, 23 years old, Albania I was born in 1999, in a small village in South Albania. When I was 2 years old, my family decided to migrate to Thessaloniki, Greece. In general, I had a really difficult childhood: my parents were working almost 14 hours a day, in order to provide the basics for […]

The Winter Blues: Occasional mood swings, or something more serious?

 The arrival of winter in Northern countries is not a simple case. As days are getting shorter and the sunlight is decreasing at a very fast rate, to the point where the day lasts less than six hours in some areas, many people are experiencing what is called “the winter blues”. This weather condition heavily […]

volunteer for the new project in psychiatric hospital

Green Your Mind: Health for us and for the Earth

An innovative volunteering project about mental health A new project started on the 3rd of June in Thessaloniki, founded by the European Solidarity Corps. “GYM: Health for us and for the Earth” is organized by the United Societies of Balkans, in association with the Psychiatric Hospital of Stavroupoli and the Open Therapeutic Community of Argo. […]