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"Hsu & Charlie"

Season 3, Ep. 4

Suzanne and Ruth are joined by Hsu and Charlie, two campaigners who have been working tirelessly on a project to create resources for mental health support in Myanmar, called Mental Health Myanmar. Mental Health Myanmar is a website dedicated to informing the Myanmar public about mental health, and why it is important for everyone. The contents of the resources are available in (17) ethnic languages : S’gaw Karen, Moken, Daai Chin, Khong So, Likhy, Hakha, Karenni (Kayah), Kayan, Mon, Tedim (Zomi), East Pwo, Shan (Tai Lung), Ta-ang, Rakhine, Rohingya, Lainong Naga, and Jinghpaw. They also have a Facebook page,  'It's OK to not be OK'. Here Hsu and Charlie talk about the obstacles to mental health awareness in Myanmar, including language barriers and the archaic laws that demonize mental health in the country. They all discuss the strategies they use to look after their own mental health as well as the resources they have created to reach the most vulnerable in Myanmar at this difficult time.


The ah nah: Conversations with Myanmar podcast was born from a desire to bring into public consciousness the atrocities that are currently being committed in Myanmar (also known as Burma). Our goal is simply to keep the conversation going, and to let the people of Myanmar know that they have not been forgotten. You can continue to support the people of Myanmar by keeping this conversation going. You can subscribe to this podcast on all major podcasting apps, including Apple, Spotify and Acast. You can also follow us on all our social media pages, linked below. If you’d like to reach out, please email us or fill out this form to add your voice to the conversation (https://tinyurl.com/3ee7ssm9).


Credits:

Song: Kabar Makyay Bu (Until the End of the World), was written and recorded by Naing Myanmar, it became the revolutionary anthem of the 1988 pro-democracy movement and could be heard once again all over Myanmar during the 2021 Coup. Naing Myanmar maintains that the song is no longer his, since the '88 uprising “it belongs to everyone”.

Graphics: SelinaXin

Sound Effects: https://mixkit.co


*Special thanks to Hsu, Charlie and the entire team behind Mental Health Myanmar, who have dedicated their time and resources to raise awareness about the importance of mental health in Myanmar. We are so grateful to Hsu and Charlie for adding their voice to the conversation, you can find our more about Mental Health Myanmar on their website: https://mentalhealthmyanmar.com or their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/itsoktonotbeokmmr


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