The Inside Out Project is a platform that helps communities around the world to stand up for what they believe in and spark global change locally. It was founded by French street artist JR after he had won the TED Prize in 2011. Since then, more than 400,000 people from all over the world have participated in the Inside Out Project and tried to make the world a better place.
Our Inside Out Action, ‘Mind, my business’, is dedicated to support people battling with mental health problems. Our aim is to provide a safe environment for the discussion on mental health and spread awareness about the stigma that people with mental health problems carry.
We have initiated a group Inside Out action to take place in Bordeaux in April and Göttingen in June. Our multicity action emphasizes the importance of talking about mental health and seeking help for those in need. That is why, in our action, we feature people suffering from mental health problems, healthcare providers and individuals who find it vital to take care of our mental health.
During the portrait-taking process, the photographers interview each participant and talk to them about their experiences with mental health problems as well as their perception of its importance. Some of their thoughts are reported on this website together with their portraits.
Stay tuned for more news about our Action!
“We aim to remove the stigma related to metal illness and create an environment of acceptance.”
The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Mental disorders are common, affecting more than 450 million people worldwide. Every year, more than 800 000 people die of suicide. Around the world, mental health is still a cause of discrimination and stigma, sometimes to the extent of human rights violations that hinder effective care. Discrimination affects many aspects of lives of people with mental health problems, such as school and work, health care, interpersonal relationships and overall quality of life.