Finding the Way Back Home, One Conversation at a Time

Posted on Oct 16, 2020

People struggling with mental health conditions who have stopped receiving treatment or taking medication—and as a result have seen their conditions worsen and may be homeless—are sometimes called “lost” patients.

In Maryland County, Liberia, Helena Wesley has made it her mission to find them.

Innovation: Marking 10 Years of Mental Health Care in Haiti

Posted on Oct 9, 2020

Tatiana Therosme gathered herself for a moment before talking about a young woman, born with HIV, who battled severe depression for years because of stigmatization and mistreatment resulting from people’s perceptions of her diagnosis. The young woman's mental health care is a testament to a system that has grown to serve thousands.

Study Reveals Immense PTSD Burden Among Haitian Youth

Posted on Sep 10, 2020

Researchers with Partners In Health (PIH) found in a recent study that young people in Haiti are made especially vulnerable to mental health conditions by their chronic exposure to stressful life events.

Celebrating New Possibilities at Sierra Leone’s Only Psychiatric Hospital

Posted on Jun 5, 2020

At a celebration of completed renovations of Sierra Leone Psychiatric Teaching Hospital, PIH-Sierra Leone's executive director gave a speech remarking on the hospital's transformation--and, in the context of protests over police brutality and systemic racism in the U.S, on the two countries' shared "history of injustice."

Meet the Mental Health Warriors of Sierra Leone

Posted on May 1, 2020

PIH formally established mental health care programs in Kono, Sierra Leone, last year. Alongside the longtime need for mental health services here, personal experience drives the work of each PIH mental health care provider. Meet some of the team, and learn about the inspiration behind their efforts to make mental health care a human right.