After years of recent conflict and forced displacement, many South Sudanese people carry deep psychological scars. The trauma may be invisible to the human eye. Yet, it is everywhere. Only few have been left unscathed.
In this scarred nation, with a population of over 11 million people, there are only three trained psychiatrists and mental health services are scarce.
We asked Nyathioma, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Project Manager, to share about her work, supporting people to recover from the trauma they have endured, and empowering them to rebuild their lives.
Why is integrating mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian aid so important?
Thinking of people’s health, we tend to only look at what the eye can see. But there is more to the story. Our mental health, what is happening on the inside, is equally important. I believe that there is no health without mental health. People who