Mental health

The film Sámi Bojá shows the mental struggle of Mikkel, a young reindeer herder. It is a struggle that does not easily appear on the outside. We follow Mikkel's experience of the world. He has a tough shell like a sámi bojá should have, but inside there is chaos.


  1. What is the difference between physical and mental health?
  2. What kind of help can one get to control mental illness?


Discuss these statements (Do you agree or disagree? Try to elaborate on your answer): 

  • Mikkel should not show his weakness, but try to appear strong. 
  • Men are both mentally and physically stronger than women. 
  • Young men find it easy to talk to others about their mental health problems.