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How to approach young people? 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...

For everyone experiencing depression

This month for our special edition of Mental Health we deliver our Half Orange column—which focuses on love, in all its forms—to an initiative...

For all the people who hesitate before psychiatric treatment

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

For all those of us with mental disorder

This month, for our special edition on Mental Health, we are handing over our Media Naranja column—which focuses on love, it in all its...

Mental health in Costa Rica: Insight

“Are you aware that you are depressed and ill?” the doctor asked me. “Excuse me?” He looked up from the page where he was noting answers...

Joining forces to tell mental health stories in Costa Rica

“Silence. Because suicide feeds on silence.”  That’s what psychologist and suicide specialist Catalina Calderón, of the Central-North Health Region, told me yesterday when I asked...
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Welcome to ‘Bilingual by 2040’

We’re willing to bet that few people have ever visited Costa Rica and left thinking, “One of their top priorities should be improving the...
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