“Mental Disorder” exhibition and Crazy App – France
Meeting For Minds and The Philippe and Maria Halphen Foundation support the ICM and the “Mental Disorder” exhibition organised by Universcience to be held in la Cité des sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris on 5 April 2016 to 6 November 2016.
After Helsinki and Lisbon, the European exhibition on mental health, known ‘Goes Crazy’, occurred at la Cité des sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris. For the first time in France, a national exhibition aims to raise awareness and educate the public to:
- reduce the stigma associated with mental health dysfunction;
- provide knowledge about different mental disorders; and
- encourage visitors to take care of their own mental health.
In order to promote the event and to affirm its support for young researchers involved in the field of mental health, the Philip and Maria Halphen Foundation and Meeting for Minds have decided to conclude a unique partnership in France with the public institution Universcience (the Palais de la Découverte and la Cité des sciences et de l’Industrie) and l’Institut du Cerveau de la Moelle Epiniere (ICM).
In providing support to Universicence and ICM, the Philippe and Maria Halphen Foundation and Meeting for Minds allowed the development and implementation of the Smartphone Crazy’App by a team of young researchers of the Institute. For the duration of the event, the application invites visitors to the exhibition to participate in an original investigation based on the analysis of videos and interviews. The data will be collected from users via the application and related back to the website to help to better inform the public about mental illness but also to improve the knowledge of researchers on the public perception of mental illness.
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