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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Mental health

Exploring the limits of humanitarian aid

Project Update 3 Oct 2000

Three months after Israeli pull-out, dread persists

Project Update 13 Sep 2000

Mental health activity through support to a local NGO in Kashmir

Project Update 13 Sep 2000

MSF counsellors in Tajikistan gain first successes with mental health programme

Project Update 22 Jun 2000

Relaunching mental health care in Tajikistan

Project Update 22 Jun 2000
Sierra Leone

Mental trauma in Sierra Leone

Press Release 11 Jan 2000

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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