Mental Health Issues Result From Liberia’s 14-Year Civil War
GlobalPost: The lingering wounds of Liberia’s 14-year civil war
“In Nimba County, northeastern Liberia, the most visible signs of the country’s 14-year civil war are finally fading. … But the deepest wounds of the conflict are difficult to see and slower to heal. They are the psychological scars of war, and even after a decade of peace they are crippling people [of] this small African nation. … According to the World Health Organization, as many as 85 percent of people with serious mental illness in the developing world have no access to treatment. And by 2030, the WHO predicts that depression will be the leading cause of death and disability worldwide…” (Raskin, 3/20).