Community Mental Health in India

IMG_0195In April Linea traveled to India to work with filmmaker and Dr. Delaney Ruston as she created films about community mental health workers for her Fulbright Scholar Fellowship. Linea had the wonderful opportunity to travel to the state of Kerala where she worked with the organization Mhat, an organization dedicated to educating community mental health workers and to dispersing them within their communities. Linea was amazed as the stigma decreased in communities due to peer involvement and community support. Linea was disappointed to head back the day they were going to the mountains filled with wild elephants, but feels the experience was life changing for both her work in advocacy and her life in general. Linea has a goal to one day go back as a Fulbright Scholar herself. Thanks Delaney! (Check out Delaney’s work here: http://www.hiddenpicturesfilm.com/)