The brain is the most significant part of human body and just like other organs, the brain can have an impairment. In spite of this reality, we wonder why there is a discomfort, shame, and stigma around acknowledging the existence of mental illness for own self or for someone close to us? Do we ever come out of this self-stigma, shame, and discomfort to share the stories of our own journey of recovery?
MEHAR is an outcome of our passion for two very important aspects of our lives; Mental Health and Art. MEHAR believes that art is an effective medium which allows knowledge, awareness, and education to be transferred in an impactful and cathartic manner. Through various artistic performances, MEHAR will accomplish a twofold objective: that of nurturing the connection between art and well-being, and increasing awareness around mental and emotional health, a topic that is often overshadowed and underrepresented despite its importance to humanity.
MEHAR is not an organization providing counseling and support to mental health patients or to promote awareness about various mental health issues in traditional educational forms. MEHAR is an organization that generates awareness and education around mental and emotional health issues by presenting them through artistic performances, mostly in the languages spoken/understood by immigrant population in Canada.