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

Honduras: Mental healthcare for victims of violence

Mental healthcare for victims of violence

Project Update 26 Jan 2017
Photo Story

A day at the general rural hospital in Thi As Sufal district

14 Jan 2017
Photo Story
Medical and mental health in Ukraine

“Pavlopil used to be a nice place to live”

Voices from the Field 13 Jan 2017
Medical and mental health in Ukraine

“Your entire universe falls apart”

Voices from the Field 13 Jan 2017
Erbil Iraq - Debaga Camp and Mobile Clinic

MSF assists traumatised people from Mosul

Project Update 10 Jan 2017
Winter Living Conditions in Belgrade, Serbia
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Thousands trapped in freezing temperatures in Greece and the Balkans

Project Update 9 Jan 2017
Abs hospital airstrike aftermath, Hajjah, Yemen

Crisis update - December 2016

Crisis Update 31 Dec 2016
MSF's Irbid NCDs project provides medical care to Syrian and Jordanian patients for second year

Even those who’ve managed to dodge bullets can’t escape fatal diseases.

Voices from the Field 28 Dec 2016
International Migrants Day

The dangers of crossing Mexico

Voices from the Field 19 Dec 2016

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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