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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. Our current mental health systems haven’t been able to keep up, but 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. Those experiencing mental health challenges are invited to join peer to peer support networks that bring meaning back into their lives. Using arts & culture Kukunori rethinks 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.


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May 18, 2022 04:00 PM in Helsinki

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