The Mental Health Literacy Program carries on in 2023. This program involves eight workshops for each participating class, on topics related to mental health: stigma and myths, mental health, emotions, anxiety and anxiety management strategies, depression and prevention strategies, and body image.
The program aims to spark conversations about mental health, turning them into an invitation to introspection. This may involve getting more in touch with our emotions, reflecting on our experiences, identifying bridges between ourselves and other people.
The theme of this year’s exhibition was Introspection, the artworks were created by the students from the “Romulus Ladea” High School of Visual Arts in Cluj-Napoca. Many artists use their craft as a way to explore their inner experiences and convey them to others. Art can be a form of self-expression that allows individuals to reflect on their thoughts, emotions and experiences in a creative and meaningful way. For example, some artists use painting, drawing or sculpture as a way of exploring their own emotions and experiences. They may create art that is deeply personal, exploring themes such as loss, love or identity. Other artists use their work to comment on wider social issues or to explore the human condition in general.