Wednesday News Series: Changing Finland's mental health culture
Mental health crises are making headlines across the world. In 2017, the WHO recorded a 13 percent rise in mental health conditions and substance use disorders compared to the previous decade. This has no doubt been compounded by a global pandemic, climate anxiety and global conflicts, particularly for young people. Our mental health systems haven’t been able to keep up. And yet, a new approach pioneered by Ashoka Fellow Markus Raivio in Finland provides a path forward.
Markus and the Kukunori network he co-founded are putting patients in charge. Rather than relying solely on healthcare professionals, Kukunori invites those transitioning out of mental health facilities to join peer to peer support networks. Using arts & culture they rethink traditional therapist-patient power dynamics, and bring mental health out of the shadows.
Join us on May 18, live from Helsinki, to learn more and welcome Ashoka’s first Fellow in Finland!
This conversation will last about 30 minutes. Bring your questions!
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