Countries with Local Action Groups
Initiated in Casablanca.
- A TV program of 90 minutes was organized and broadcast in the first
channel of Moroccan TV. The program was on mental health, mental illness
and stigma, and included participation of family members.
- IDMAJ holds weekly meetings with inpatients to explore stigma and
how to fight it, and also with family members of inpatients to explain
the illness, its causes, how manage it with the patient and how to deal
with the stigma.
- IDMAJ works in close collaboration with two family associations dealing
with schizophrenia specifically. This collaboration includes a support
group of families and a seminar on stigma associated with schizophrenia.
- IDMAJ is conducting nationwide surveys to assess knowledge and attitudes
of the general public.
Handbooks written in Moroccan Arabic were prepared for individuals with
schizophrenia and their families.
WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health
University Psychiatric Center in Ibn Rushd
Rue Tarik Ibn Ziad
Phone/Fax: 212 22 206867
Email: [email protected]