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APA Hosts Delegation from Bulgaria

The delegation provided information about the status of mental health issues in Bulgaria and explored avenues for future collaboration with APA Staff, especially in the areas of disability legislation and public education about disability and mental health.

By Anju Khubchandani, MA

APA staff met with a delegation from the Psychological Center for Research in Bulgaria. The Center promotes psychology expertise to facilitate public education and lobbying for mental health and disability issues in Bulgaria.

Led by Dr. Diana Indjov, Director of the Center, the delegation provided information about the status of mental health issues in Bulgaria and explored avenues for future collaboration with APA Staff, especially in the areas of disability legislation and public education about disability and mental health.

Dr. Indjov highlighted the fact that her country has not made significant progress in implementing disability reforms. This has impeded efforts to advance disability issues broadly, to provide mechanisms for persons with disabilities to reintegrate into society, or to afford persons with disabilities their individual autonomy.

The Bulgarian delegation was accompanied by a film crew who were gathering interviews and footage of the visit for Bulgarian television. Ψ