Rui Vaz

Unidade 04

Depression, by many dubbed “the disease of the twenty-first century”, is a serious illness that causes significant disability and suffering.

The most recent report from the Directorate General of Health (DGS) on mental health states that in this pathological state of psychic suffering are 25.4% of the Portuguese. But there can be many more.

Hiding a family, husbands', and women's depression is a way of avoiding social stigma (“Thinking I'm weak", said one man who achieved great professional success despite his illness). And an illness occurs more and more young.

According to the director of the National Program for Mental Health, Álvaro de Carvalho, "the DGS report indicates that, in both men and women, the number of years of life lost through suicide has increased, which means that Suicide younger people of working age."

As a consequence of some visits to a psychiatric support institution in Lisbon, this small set of photographs appeared.



  • Rui Vaz- Unidade 4
  • Rui Vaz- Unidade 4
  • Rui Vaz- Unidade 4
  • Rui Vaz- Unidade 4
  • Rui Vaz- Unidade 4
  • Rui Vaz- Unidade 4
  • Rui Vaz- Unidade 4
  • Rui Vaz- Unidade 4
  • Rui Vaz- Unidade 4
  • Rui Vaz- Unidade 4

Unidade 04   by Rui Vaz

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Rui Vaz has always been fascinated by photography, almost never misses an opportunity to photograph. He has collaborated in several activities related to the community of photographers of ALT / fotoalternativa.net as publications and collective exhibitions. Keep taking photography with pleasure.   

  • Published on May 22, 2017


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