There is a high prevalence of mental health challenges in Pakistan, and low levels of mental health literacy. While poverty, unemployment, displacement, and homelessness continuously rise, so does a National mental health crisis.
Effective community-focused programs and educational content can be developed for a more accessible and autonomous support system for community members with mental illnesses in Pakistan and beyond.
“Growing up South Asian, we have consistently witnessed stigma surround mental health and disabilities. People choose to treat the issues as taboo and assign negative connotations to the conditions. As students of Psychology with aspirations to make a difference, beginning that journey in our home country is vital. Therapy and treatment should not only be an option for the privileged but be available to all those in need of it”.
-Words from our project leads, Aamna Khan and Fizza Sheikh
Our vision for Raabta Project is to promote acceptance, awareness, advocacy, education, programs, resources, and services for mental health and disabilities internationally.
Raabta Project is a part of Manzar Health’s global health alliance and mental health frontier.
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