Suporta promotes citizenship through community-based services for people with mental health problems with the aim of supporting their recovery and well being.

Who we are

At Suporta (formerly Susret),
we are dedicated to assisting people with mental health problems on their road to recovery.

What we do

We organize housing and support services, allowing individuals with dreams and goals to live in the community with (minimal) support.

Get involved

Each and every one of us can contribute to change and the creation of a society for all.  We appreciate your help, start today!


What is mental health?

Mental health is an integral part of our overall health. A healthy person is someone who is competent in doing that which is expected from him/her by society, someone who...

What is stigma?

Stigmatization of persons who suffer from mental illness is defined as negative labeling, marginalization and avoidance of persons precisely because they...

What is discrimination?

A frequent result of stigma is discrimination, which is a strong violation of basic human rights. People with mental illnesses are often unjustifiably perceived as dangerous, incompetent...

What is organized housing?

Is there something special about housing? The simple answer is “yes.” If social inclusion means securing all persons, regardless of their differences or shortages in life, with the feeling...

To live like all normal people” is a phrase that is frequently heard from those who have spent half of their lifetime within the walls of institutions. Respecting their needs to live independently isn’t merely a moral, but also a legal obligation of the State of which they are citizens.

The fear and shame that surround mental disorders have been around for centuries. The stigma of mental illness is probably one of the oldest prejudices. The concept of stigma is the key to understanding the social alienation of persons with mental health difficulties. Stigma generally refers to labeling a person who is different from “the norm” which then results in a lack of acceptance and alienation from society.   The global indicator regarding the stigmatization of persons with mental health difficulties shows that, in the majority of countries, persons with mental issues are less valued than those persons who do not have problems with mental health. To avoid or lessen this stigma, it is important to openly speak about mental illness, just like we speak about other serious illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.

Mental health, as well as problems with mental health (mental illness), is the result of biological, social and psychological factors. The psychological factors are often triggered by stressful events in a person’s life or by the environment in which we live. The stress level that affects our health depends on the individual.

Every person is at risk of developing a mental illness at some point in his or her life. A range of factors influence the development of mental health problems. Once a difficulty or disorder develops, it can have negative effects on a person’s employment, income, adequate housing, and their use of various services within the community or a social network.