On 20/09/2013

Radio TAB (“Trasmissioni al Bisogno,” which literally means, “A Broadcast for your Needs”) was launched in 2007. We are a group of Italians, of different ages, from places both near and far afield in this beautiful country. Having encountered mental health problems in various ways, and having pursued the state of well-being, we have crossed the boundaries of awareness and have come together today by way of a common pleasure expressed through radio. The life experience of each one of us is the focal point of our agenda, in the hope of being able to write a new story-the story of radio TAB-in which everyone has the chance to get on the microphone. Radio TAB provides both ourselves and those who are incapable of divulging, evading and liberating themselves from the illnesses and prejudices that scar those who have suffered from an existential, psychological mental disorder. The paths that have led us to be part of the editorial staff are very different, however, they have been marked by some common points that have become the benchmarks for all our actions and initiatives: we believe in the value and respect for diversity we believe in the possibility of recovery we believe that there is always a possibility to change we believe in fair confrontation and the possibility of mutual and authentic aid. Quite to our surprise, we found our staff to possess an array of knowledge and abilities that not even we, ourselves, were aware existed. Through music and our own personal recollections, the radio has allowed our dreams to take shape, and by means of comparison with other radio transmission, we have managed to find our own identity and define the goals we endeavor to achieve. Today, radio Tab is presented to the public as an on-the-air service that is able to offer a different perspective to city life. Our goals are: To create mental health. Creating mental health means carrying out the necessary measures, and promoting experiences of wellbeing, that create the conditions in which the person is able to express him/herself even while experiencing the difficulty itself. To combat prejudice. This not only refers to mental health problems, but to any prejudice that has a tendency to condition people’s lives. To create job opportunities in a labour market that is not capable of exploiting uncertified skills and which, more often than not, excludes the more fragile among us.


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