Shocking Findings as World Commemorates World Mental Health Day

Patients are required to be as transparent as possible as they narrate what troubles them in order to get adequate help and accurate diagnoses. Though this work is voluntary, social workers may fall victim to vicarious trauma after hearing gory details of a patient's traumatic events. For social workers involved in humanitarian work, offering aid to the severely traumatised and witnessing first-hand the atrocities meted out on them increases the risk of vicarious trauma, writes Anita Murage for Daily Nation.


Every 40 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, dies by suicide. On World #MentalHealth Day, @WHO is calling for 40 seconds of action to prevent suicide.


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