'Crying Room' in Spain breaks mental health taboo

Welcome to the Crying Room

Location: Madrid, Spain

or “La Lloreria”

The project aims to remove stigma

from mental health and seeking help

HEAD OF MARKETING AT THERAPY CHAT, MARTYNA DLUZNIEWSKA, SAYING:

"The idea of 'La Lloreria' comes from the Spanish phrase that is said when people don't want to worry about other people's problems. They say “Go and cry in the crying room. Take your feelings to your corner and don't talk about them.” This is exactly what we want to destigmatize. Instead, yes, you can talk about your feelings.”

Signs tell visitors

“I have anxiety too”

and “Come in and cry”

MADRID STUDENT FROM SWEDEN, JON NELSSOM, SAYING:

"I think it's an excellent idea to visualize the mental health issues. I think it's a really fun take on it to call it the crying room because of the Spanish expression.”

Spain’s prime minister announced a

$116 million mental health campaign

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