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

Quick Facts

 
MSF activities in El Salvador
El Salvador

MSF facilitates access to healthcare in communities of San Salvador and Soyapango

Project Update 3 Jul 2018
 
VOT project Athens
Mental health

Visible and invisible wounds – MSF treats survivors of torture

Voices from the Field 26 Jun 2018
 
Life in limbo - psychosocial support for asylum seekers in Sweden
Sweden

Uncertain life situation leads to mental health distress among asylum seekers

Report 9 Apr 2018
 
Damaged buildings in Diyala, Iraq
Iraq

Isolated, angry, anxious and stressed - mental health in Iraq

Voices from the Field 2 Apr 2018
 
MSF activities and daily life of the refugees in Tasnimarkhola camp.
International Women's Day

Caring for displaced women

Press Release 6 Mar 2018
 
Harare Central Hospital Psychiatric Unit
Photo Story

Zimbabwe mental health project

8 Feb 2018
Photo Story
 
Emercengy team in Colombia
Colombia

“The violence hasn't eased, it’s just changed its name”

Voices from the Field 24 Jan 2018
 
Providing care to displaced communities, Tikrit district, Iraq.
Iraq

Crisis update – December 2017

Crisis Update 18 Jan 2018
 
Medical and mental health in Ukraine
Ukraine

Caring for villagers trapped near frontlines in Opytne

Project Update 5 Jan 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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East Ukraine- October 2017
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9 November 2018