Of the 52,000 displaced Malians residing in Mbera Refugee Camp in neighboring Mauritania, only about 200 have received treatment for mental illness from the 1 on-site psychologist.   The serious mental health care gap for refugees is mainly due to lack of funding and…

Although 46% of Americans experience a mental illness or substance abuse disorder in their lifetime, strong public stigma around the 2 issues persists. This has made reforms to improve treatment, like those under the Affordable Care Act and the Wellstone-Domenici parity law…

Ebola has exacted a huge mental health toll in Sierra Leone. But the stigma attached to visiting a “place for crazy people” has kept those in need of treatment away from the country’s lone psychiatric hospital.   “People are used to understanding mental illness in their own…