The carnival parade shining a light on mental health


During the famous Rio Carnival, street parades or so-called blocos are in full swing all over the city.

For the 18th year in a row, patients and employees of the Nise da Silveira Institute have joined in the celebrations to highlight mental illness.

The institute is named after a Brazilian psychiatrist who was a pioneer in using art to help treat mental illnesses in the 1950’s.

Produced by Julia Carneiro and Caren Moy.



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