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One of us, A.D., has been part of a national effort to establish support groups for mental health across Indonesia. These groups used formal meetings to discuss people’s problems, in line with research published in leading scientific journals. All except one failed. That one was much less formal and more compatible with the local culture. People gossiped (ghibah) and casually chatted about their lives over tea and kueh (cakes) while doing handicrafts. The benefits were remarkable.