World Creativity And Innovation Day

World Creativity And Innovation Day

Globally, the 21st of April is celebrated as a day not only to address global problems, but celebrate human achievements in the area of the SDGs. I’m going to take this opportunity to zero in on SDG 3. Ensuring Health and well-being for all, the area of “Mental Health” specifically. There was a global statistics by WHO last year October of 1 person dying every 40 second from suicide. This year ushered in Australian fire, Market crashes and most devastatingly the COVID-19 pandemic. Crude oil sold for less than a dollar just yesterday, the worse oil drop price in our generation. So you can be rest assured that more people will be plunged into poverty post the pandemic and suicide will be on an all time high. Art Therapy as effective as it is especially Origami Therapy hasn’t been really maximized to this point. Engaging people’s mind with Origami art, not only shifts their attention from all the negativity around but the joy after completing a task creates an alternative ecstasy to the one gotten from heroine. Except that this doesn’t have all the adverse effect that comes with the hard drugs. Sharing in Origami art also give people something to live for. So in many ways Origami Therapy as an intervention in this trying times is a reasonable gamble to ensure overall well-being. Fold a paper a day, it is absolutely healthy. Rainbow Star designed by Pham Hoàng Hai. Don’t blink, I folded it!

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