Since its inception in 1993, the Silver Ribbon Campaign for the
spread its wings around the globe:
Japan, the campaign was initiated in 2000.
Mexico, the campaign commenced in 2003.
Singapore, the campaign was launched in 2006.
India, the campaign was introduced in 2006.
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Silver Ribbon Japan
Toshiharu Tochikubo has been appealing
from northern Japan to spread the
campaign throughout the country.
Mr. Tochikubo, who runs English schools
and lives in Naraha Town, Fukushima
Prefecture, lived with the Liechty
Liechty is the Founder of the Silver
Ribbon Campaign for the Brain) for four
years in his late teens. Today the
two families remain very close.
The Liechtys helped Mr. Tochikubo
organize the Japan Silver Ribbon
Campaign for the Brain from his home
office. Mr. Tochikubo translated
all information into Japanese and
distributes it throughout Japan.
to promoting the Silver Ribbon,
Mr. Tochikubo and his wife, Keiko, train
local people with brain disabilities in
the skill of landscaping. The
couple and their apprentices were
recognized for their work in keeping
public areas beautiful during the 2002
FIFA World Cup Games.
Go to Silver Ribbon Japan »
(Japanese language site)
The Silver Ribbon
movement in Mexico is headed by Graciela Cámara
(President) and Carla Hammeken (Founding
Member) and was initiated
following their introduction to Jean
Liechty in 2003. Graciela and
Carla have been to the United States to
National Alliance on Mental Illness
(NAMI) training on the Family-to-Family
12-week educational program for family
members of persons with mental illness.
They teach this program in Mexico and
Ingenium ABP made the NAMI Family-to-Family training
manuals available to all Mexican
students by translating them into
members in Mexico and interested
volunteers are encouraged to contact
Graciela and Carla through their
web site Voz Pro Salud Mental.
They will have an official Silver Ribbon
web site in the coming months.
Silver Ribbon Mexico »
(Spanish language site)
The Silver Ribbon
Singapore movement was launched in
February, 2006. It aims to:
with mental disorders with community
integration to improving their
quality of life
interests of the community to
customize mental health programs for
towards the mentally ill community
and encourage a positive attitude
identify level of
awareness to shape the activities of
mental health promotion
information on mental health
services available in Singapore
increase rates of
help seeking and reduce treatment
delays to curb mounting medical
costs in Singapore
is a key focus of the organization
through talks about mental health
issues to the community, people with
mental illness who inform the
community on the types of
discrimination they are facing, a
5-day Mental Health First Aid
Instructor Course developed in
Australia, and events such as the
Art Exhibition & Launch of Video
Production on Psychosis.
Seventy-five volunteers participate
in the organization, consisting of
caregivers, and people who would
like to know more about mental
Silver Ribbon (Singapore) is a
co-organizer of the Silver Ribbon
Walk occurring October 5th on World
Mental Health Day in Singapore.
Read about the event on this
In addition, Silver Ribbon
(Singapore) is a co-organizer of the
Asia Pacific Psychiatric
Rehabilitation Conference on October
about it here!
Way to go Silver Ribbon
Silver Ribbon Singapore »