The weekend from 7 to 9 October 2022 is held at Ground Control in Paris, the Pop & Psy festival to open conversations on mental health and destigmatize problems, through round tables-concerts, DJ sets, exhibitions and workshops.
So much to dare to say that we have caught the flu, gastroenteritis or even that we have broken a leg from our colleagues in college or in the office scares few people, announcing that we are suffering or that we have suffered from mental illness health can be difficult to deal with. The fault of much ignorance about mental disorders which feeds their stigmatization in our Western societies. Faced with this, initiatives aimed at the general public are multiplying to inform, educate and therefore help destigmatize these issues to the fullest. As the Pop & Psy Festival which takes place from 7 to 9 October 2022 at the Ground Control in Paris.
The Pop & Psy Festival, from 7 to 9 October at Ground Control
This festival was co-founded by psychiatrist Jean-Victor Blanc, former author of Addicts: understanding new addictions and breaking freeas well as Pop & Psy – How Pop Culture Helps Us Understand Mental Disorders. In the program of this event: several talks and round tables (on addictions, the future of mental health, delusional melancholy, coming out, eco-anxiety, trauma or even schizophrenia), but also a number of cabarets of Madame Arthur, a Barbara Butch DJ Set, or even yoga, a story of mind and body alignment.
The purpose of this festival? It uses pop culture to embody this misunderstood argument, with a light and inclusive tone to play down issues and present role models as a source of optimism. Because it affects us all. So it’s three days to talk about mental health in a different way that promises to be exciting!
Pop & Psy Festival, from 7 to 9 October 2022, from noon, at Ground Control: 81 Rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris.
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