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How did he end up here, anyway? He was curious. He still is. That’s what made all those doors open in the first place: his love of asking questions. A...

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Explore Costa Rica, its culture, traditions, the places that will make you fall in love and the people that make them vibrate.

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How to build a community network for suicide prevention

Psychologist Catalina Calderón works for the Costa Rican Ministry of Health in the North Central Health Administration. This region encompasses the entire province of Heredia and five cantons of...

Should psychiatric hospitals cease to exist?

What if a microphone were given to people whose voices we don't normally hear? What if a radio program was broadcast from a psychiatric...

Rhythm, diversity, collaboration: resilience in the garden

Many people think that by starting a garden, they’ll produce lots of vegetables and fruits. They watch videos online or page through books with...

Diversity strategies help agrotourism rebound from COVID closures in Costa Rica

Golden purple cacao pods hang from tree trunks as I wind my way toward the intense chocolate scent of roasting cacao at La Iguana...

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Browse places and experiences off the beaten path. Learn more about communities you love.

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Cacao drinks: a source of health for our ancestors

Leonardo Buitrago Morales is an organic cacao producer in the town of Meleruk, within the Talamanca Bribri indigenous territory, Limón. Alongside his family, he...

The Wellbeing Route at El Colectivo 506

Supporting youth mental health: the JovenSalud tool

“We thought it was a fantasy at the beginning, but now we’ve had results,” says Juan José Hernández, counselor at the San Rafael de...

For all of us who feel guilty about resting

This month for our special edition of Mental Health we hand over our Media Naranja column—which focuses on love, in all its forms—to an...

How to build a community network for suicide prevention

Psychologist Catalina Calderón works for the Costa Rican Ministry of Health in the North Central Health Administration. This region encompasses the entire province of...

Training for medical workers seeks to reduce mental health care gap in Costa Rica

“This is too much,” says Dr. Ninfa Salas. “We’re so scared.” That’s how the Regional Psychology Supervisor for the Huetar Norte Region of Costa Rica’s...

Should psychiatric hospitals cease to exist?

What if a microphone were given to people whose voices we don't normally hear? What if a radio program was broadcast from a psychiatric...

El Colectivo 506 editorial staff explains the how, when, where and what of things to do and experience in Costa Rica.

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