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Mental Health

What happens when men get together to talk about their lives? Escazú decided to find out

At six in the evening, already dark, the smell of coffee greets me when I’m still four steps away from the door of Classroom...

HIV in Costa Rica, part 3: Miguel decides to live

Miguel is not going to let anything get in the way of telling his story. Of the three people we talk to on this...

Rural Media Spotlight: Can shipping containers improve mental health access in Garabito?

As 2023 began, a major theme in national media coverage of mental health care in Costa Rica was a shortage of staff and resources...

Can Costa Rican municipalities safeguard caregivers’ mental health?

“Mom, don’t do that. Mom, make sure you don’t fall down. Mom, you ok over there?” Psychologist Giselle Chanto is trying to show me how...

Is journalism an obsession or addiction among the profession’s retirees?

““There are as may kinds of minds  as there are palates” -Baruch Spinoza I asked this question to a few retired colleagues. Some responded quickly. Others took...

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...
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