The Horizons’ Foundation is a charitable and spiritual nongovernmental organization, which has been active in the field of mental health since 1995. The founding members of the foundation are psychiatric professionals, mental health service users, caretakers and other stakeholders. The visionof the Orizonturi Foundation is for a future world in which stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems disappear, and therefore, the mental health service users are integrated into the community, both economically and socially. The organization’s mission is to improve the quality of life of mental health service users by promoting their integration into society.
Mental health service users from the foundation participate in weekly activities such as the literary club called “Floarea de Colt” (Edelweiss.) During the group, members discuss personal and social problems, and combine their current difficulties with their talents to publish the magazine “A fi – To be”. The magazine is entirely user run and is the first of its kind in Romania.