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EU for youth with mental health problems

23 April 2010

Promoting the rights of children and adolescents with mental health problems is the aim of an EU supported project, which launched a competition for journalists and screenwriters last year. A selection of the most successful articles and documentaries was announced on February 26. Ashkhen Hayrapetyan won the best article prize for her piece “A child is the biggest gift of God.” The script of Cvetana Paskaleva on “Destigmatization of society towards people with mental disabilities” and Karine Harutyunyan’s work “To the world with the world” were awarded the prize for the best screenplay. Funded by the EU, the project is implemented by the French Armenian Development Foundation and the Association of Child Psychiatrists and Psychologists. “We meant to show that people with psychological problems can work and study if they receive proper treatment,” said Project Director Nune Balyan.

EU for youth with mental health problems

Promoting the rights of children and adolescents with mental health problems is the aim of an EU supported project, which launched a competition for journalists and screenwriters last year. A selection of the most successful articles and documentaries was announced on February 26. Ashkhen Hayrapetyan won the best article prize for her piece “A child is the biggest gift of God.” The script of Cvetana Paskaleva on “Destigmatization of society towards people with mental disabilities” and Karine Harutyunyan’s work “To the world with the world” were awarded the prize for the best screenplay. Funded by the EU, the project is implemented by the French Armenian Development Foundation and the Association of Child Psychiatrists and Psychologists. “We meant to show that people with psychological problems can work and study if they receive proper treatment,” said Project Director Nune Balyan.