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Resource: Community-Based MHPSS in Areas of Mass Violence (MSF)

MSF has published a manual that provides a good basis for psychosocial interventionists responding to man-made crises. It’s basic and intended for coordinators and lay people. Psychosocial and Mental Health Interventions in Areas of Mass Violence: A Community-Based Approach by Kaz de Jong for Medicins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors without Borders. March 2011 I think it would be a useful tool in communicating and psychoeducation, especially for non-mental health colleagues or… Read Article →

How the US Endangered Health Workers and Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio

Back in 2010, Osama Bin Laden was still somewhere in the Middle East, eluding the US military. His existence seemed to delegitimize the previous years of war and military action in the region. Ok, so there were no WMD’s. But there was Bin Laden, and he was the next best thing. In their narrow-minded focus to capture this man, the CIA concocted an intelligence gathering scheme that put health workers… Read Article →

October’s News

At the end of every month I’ll write a post about the current events that interested me. If I wanted to learn more or if it made me think, I’ll include it here! Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature. I like the Nobel Prizes. The recipients are usually a group of people I’ve not heard about who are doing work that I wish I had heard of. This… Read Article →