The Pop & Psy Festival wants to downplay mental health this weekend in Paris

The weekend of October 7 to 9, 2022, the Pop & Psy festival is held at Ground Control in Paris to open conversations around mental health, and destigmatize the issues, through round tables-concerts, DJ sets , exhibitions and workshops.

Both daring to say that we have caught the flu, gastroenteritis or even that we have broken a leg of our colleagues at university or in the office scares few people, as much as announcing that we are suffering or have suffered from mental disorders. health can be difficult to cope with. the fault of much ignorance about mental disorders that feeds their stigmatization in our western societies. Faced with this, initiatives for the general public are multiplying to better inform, educate and, therefore, help destigmatize these issues. As the Pop & Psy Festival taking place from October 7 to 9, 2022 at Ground Control in Paris.

The Pop & Psy Festival, October 7-9 at Ground Control

This festival was co-founded by the psychiatrist Jean-Victor Blanc, already the author of Addicts: Understanding New Addictions and Breaking Freeas much as Pop & Psy: how pop culture helps us understand mental disorders. On the program of this event: various talks and round tables (on addictions, the future of mental health, delirious melancholy, opening out, eco-anxiety, traumas, or even schizophrenia), but also a cabaret number of Madame Arthur, a Barbara Butch DJ Set, or even yoga, a story of aligning body and mind.

The programming of the Pop & Psy festival.

The purpose of this festival? Use pop culture to embody this misunderstood theme, with a light and inclusive tone to downplay issues and present role models as a source of optimism. Because it concerns us all. So there are three days to talk about mental health in a different way that promises to be exciting!

Pop & Psy Festival, from October 7 to 9, 2022, starting at noon, at Ground Control: 81 Rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris.

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