Political cartoons by Bangladeshis (and others) and an interview about how they’re responding to the tragic factory collapse in Dhaka and its aftermath.
Photo: Basra, where MSF established an international team in 2008. Iraq 2009 © Khalil Sayyad
“Many Iraqis have been pushed to their absolute limit,” said Helen O’Neill, MSF’s head of mission in Iraq. “Mentally exhausted by their experiences, many people struggle to understand what is happening to them. The feelings of isolation and hopelessness are compounded by the taboo associated with mental health issues and the lack of mental health care services that people can turn to for help,” she said.
Since 2009, MSF and the IMoH have introduced psychological counseling services in two hospitals in Baghdad and one in Fallujah. The programs focus on non-pharmaceutical approaches to address anxiety and depressive disorders commonly experienced by people exposed to violence and uncertainty. There are plans to replicate this counseling model across the country, with the IMoH starting programs in Kut, Karbala, and Sulaymaniyah hospitals.
This is the kind of thing I want to be working on!
Relevant. To EVERYTHING that’s been going on, ever.
Where will youth go or what will we do when we have no work and/or no entrepreneurial skills/training? Who do we become?
Oh man, I have a one-hour class on communication to organize for my internship clients this morning….. AAAAH.
As I go to bed at nearly 3am after finishing yet another presentation for class. Grounded Theory, your ass is MINE!!!
This is not relegated to just technology spheres, I’d venture. Even in this day and age.
— Kofi Annan
— Thomas Jefferson
If you’re single, don’t compare your life to the people around you getting married and having kids. They’re not as happy as you think. If you’re a parent, be present more than anything else. If you’re divorced, embrace it. This is your rebirth. Be kind to your parents. Stop dreaming and start…
MOST DEFINITELY REBLOG.
After all, I’m turning 30 this year.
Tried to upload this earlier but it didn’t go through.
Resource-mapping is fun when you have a responsive and enthusiastic group of participants :-)