"Halo Jiwa" comes from the words "Halo/Hello" and "Jiwa/Soul". Halo Jiwa expect that all people in Indonesia can recognize and aware of the mental health issues surrounding them. Halo Jiwa provides a forum for mental health promotion and education through various media in order to reduce the stigma and prejudice toward mental health problems
Encouraged by the concern on the rise of “Pasung” cases in Indonesia, an idea to build up a mental health promotion movement arise as an effort to reduce the stigma and prejudice toward mental disorder. On the November 25th, 2016, the logo and the name of Halo Jiwa were made at the Faculty of Psychology, Airlangga University by Azmul Fuady Idham, S.Psi, M.Psi. which was a sign of the formation of Halo Jiwa Indonesia. The Founder and several early pioneer members come from Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia (the main base of Halo Jiwa) try to build up this community as a national agent in mental health promotion.
Our Mission: 1) Promoting and giving education on mental health at the individual, family, and community level. 2) Optimizing online media and other mass media in disseminating information about mental health. 3) Collecting and managing creative ideas related to mental health promotion from various circles. 4) Supporting and doing innovation in the process of promotion and education of mental health 5) Joining the national and international activities or events to support mental health improvement in Indonesia.
Summary of relevant work
We have four main works. The first is promoting mental health-related topics for the public. The promotion is conducted in cyberspace through articles, infographics, photos, videos, songs, fiction, and nonfiction stories that are published through websites, social media (Instagram, Facebook, twitter, line, and WhatsApp), podcast and print media, such as newsletter. We also publish an electronic magazine at https://issuu.com. The second activity is conducting mini-research and online surveys aiming to examine public opinion, perception, attitude, evaluation, and knowledge related to mental health issues and policies. The third program is managing a social project that will give direct impact on the broader community. The social project consists of peer counseling (including online counseling), psychosocial support, training, workshop, panel discussion, or seminar about mental health themes and how to improve it. The fourth program is developing social networks through collaboration with other communities in organizing mental health dissemination activities