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How ordinary people can heal trauma and transform mental health care (Picture credit: Flickr/DFID/Jessica Lea)
08 February 2019

How ordinary people can heal trauma and transform mental health care

The global North can learn from the use of "lay counsellors" in poorer countries

Every year, the US spends twice as much money on Halloween costumes for its pets than developing countries receive in aid for mental health care.

Demand for mental health services outstrips supply in almost every country across the world, but in developing countries — particularly those wracked by conflict — the service gap looks more like a chasm.

Published by Apolitical, read the full article here

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