Liberia: Building Mental Health Services From the Ground Up

A study conducted a few years ago by members of the American Medical Association found that 44 percent of Liberian adults displayed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Yet there are virtually no qualified mental health workers in the country.

Liberian nurses.

  • Liberia:   Mental Illness On the Increase

    New Dawn, 23 July 2012

    Mental illness (anguish) is reported to be on the increase in the aftermath of the Liberia's long years of conflict. An Assistant Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Torbor… Read more »

  • Liberia:   Carter Center Alarms Over Mental Illness

    Heritage, 18 July 2012

    Carter Center, an international Non-Governmental Organization, has attributed the prevalence of mental illness [depression] in the country to unemployment and poverty amongst… Read more »

  • Liberia:   Govt., Laps Capacitate 40 Psychosocial Counselors

    Informer, 11 July 2012

    The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) in collaboration with the Liberia Association of Psychosocial Service (LAPS) has begun a four day trainer of trainers' workshop… Read more »

  • Liberia:   Phebe Dedicates Psychiatric Center

    New Dawn, 21 March 2012

    A wellness Unit, intended for mentally disturbed and other mental-related illnesses, has been opened at the Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County. Read more »

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