Ebola's Psychological Toll

In Liberia, a new program aims to help thousands who are struggling with the psychological fallout of the Ebola epidemic. Its initial focus is on children and adolescents affected by the crisis.
 
Last month, 21 Liberian health care workers graduated from a Carter Center training program to identify mental health issues. Some have been placed in schools and orphanages to help Ebola orphans and to address widespread stigma surrounding mental disorders.
 
The Quote: "If you address childhood trauma early, you're most likely to decrease symptoms of illness as the person ages," said Carter Center’s Eve Byrd.

Source: Associated Press

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