Ebola Survivor Health in Tonkolili, Sierra Leone, Oct 2015

Mental health

Where we work, we may see people with a mental illness or confronting distressing situations, such as violence, loss or displacement.

Mental health support can be crucial to help people cope. People seek help for many reasons - the agonising loss of a child in an earthquake, the trauma of violence, or surviving a dangerous journey. Our teams can provide mental health and psychosocial support through group sessions or individual consultations. MSF’s mental health care aims primarily to reduce people’s symptoms and improve their ability to manage a difficult time so they can get on with their lives.

Mental health

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Test and Treat, pilot programme Yambio
South Sudan

Helping Yambio’s demobilised child soldiers come to terms with their past

Project Update 5 Oct 2018
 
Being Rohingya refugee beyond the mega-camp
Bangladesh

Shanti Khana: Bringing peace to Rohingya refugees

Project Update 28 Sep 2018
 
Trapped in Moria
Greece

“It is difficult to believe this is Europe”

msf.org 21 Sep 2018
 
Cali – Enforced disappearances
Colombia

Suspended grief

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Helping victims of war get back on their feet

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Humanitarian Crisis in Diffa
Niger

The dehumanising experience of exile

Interview 3 Aug 2018
 
Humanitarian Crisis in Diffa
Lake Chad Crisis

Fighting psychological fears in conflict-affected communities

Project Update 3 Aug 2018
 
Maadi Clinic
Egypt

“Our patients were among the strongest and bravest human beings I have ever met”

Voices from the Field 19 Jul 2018
 
Healthcare in Tigray, Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Fighting stigma and providing mental health to Eritrean refugees

Voices from the Field 10 Jul 2018
fieldresearch.msf.org

We produce important research based on our field experience. So far, we have published articles in over 100 peer-reviewed journals. These articles have often changed clinical practice and have been used for humanitarian advocacy. Read all our Mental Health-related articles on our dedicated Field Research website.

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