no minor pain
Mental health is a stigma, even if it is separated from some type of condition or disease, it is usually approached from fear, ignorance and shame. Now, if we relate mental health to childhood, the stigma overflows, because, as a result of ignorance, denial, rejection, guilt, and silence, they emerge and take root in both family and school contexts. Unfortunately, in Colombia, until very recently childhood began to appear in official documents, as can be seen in the 2015 Mental Health Survey, which for the first time investigates mental health in children and adolescents between a age range from 7 years to 16 years. With this scenario in mind, No hay dolores minores wants to propose a new understanding of mental health in childhood, specifically of the girls and boys who live in the Potosí neighborhood of Ciudad Bolívar in Bogotá, as a scenario in which they do not live. opposing concepts, according to which suffering from a certain disorder constitutes an impediment for the child to have quality of life, or that the absence of a diagnosed disorder in the child indicates that he/she enjoys mental health. For this, we invite the visitor to link the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, connecting ecology and injustice in a XENO landscape that integrates social justice, mainly the reduction of inequalities in terms of access and management of tools for the strengthening and care of mental health in girls and boys, in discussions about the environment. This invitation is materialized in a video installation, a triptych, that covers the living spaces, both indoors and outdoors (in which the southwestern mountains of Bogotá, as well as the cold and desert climate, are present) of girls and boys from the community while we listen to the narratives co-created with them in creative writing and sound creation workshops.