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 invisible illness of hidden depression

“Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest”.1 This is how depression is being described on the internet. But is it really that simple?  Against common belief depression is way more complex. Trying to describe it with only one sentence is almost impossible. Especially when you consider that […]

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