Strengthening Mental Health Care Alongside Religious and Traditional Healers In Liberia

Posted on Oct 8, 2021

In 2019, Ma-Kebbeh (pseudonym) began to show signs of schizophrenia. She talked to herself, refused to eat, and experienced hallucinations. According to her, strange things were happening.

“There was blood on the curtains and a dog entered our house,” she says. “And there was a big snake in the bathroom. My husband’s little brother killed it.”

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.