Find out more about MSF's operations, mission, and it's principles.
The psychosocial support MSF provides through these consultations and groups focuses on helping people to develop coping strategies after they have lived through traumatic experiences. The immediate goal is to reduce their symptoms and help them be able to lead a normal life.
Psychologist Vanessa Cardoso tells about her experience in Yambio, South Sudan. Together with the mental health team, she supported a community of internally displaced people in the process of rebuilding their sense of self.
Psychologist Deborah Duarte talks about the difficulties faced by our international staff when they return home after having experienced intense moments during the mission.
Language and cultural barriers, short amount of contact time between professionals and patients and the social stigma that often accompanies mental ill-health are some of the obstacles faced by our mental health teams in the field.
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