Harmony in Setagaya is a Support for Continuous Employment (Type B)-designated facility where people living with mental illness can eat lunch, perform simple tasks, and get help and advice when needed.
The 30 or so registered users include people diagnosed with schizophrenia, PTSD and developmental disorders. Harmony users live their lives in such a way that they see things that should be invisible to them, hear things they are not supposed to hear, and get a feeling of great but puzzling confidence…Facility users spend their days doing what they want to do at a relaxed pace. Harmony deviates slightly from traditional values that prioritize general employment and income earning: its activities are aimed at making it a place where people who have gone through various ups and downs and hardships can support each other, and safely be themselves.

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