Posts tagged psychological support

Rape is a crime that affects many aspects of human life; it is a medical emergency, it is a psychological trauma and it has deep consequences on both family and societal level. It is of utmost importance that survivors of rape have access to immediate medical and psychological care, and also for the sake of preventing sexual violence altogether in a long-term perspective it is important that women’s rights in general are improved.
MSF Mental Health Officer, Minja, reflects on the horrors of gang rape. Her main role is providing mental health care and psychological support for victims of family and sexual violence, mainly with female patients in Papua New Guinea. Please leave your questions and comments for Minja below her blog post.
Life happens to you even when you work in the field. In MSF you work to alleviate human suffering. You strive to help and support people as much as possible, every day. In the midst of this, it is easy to forget that you too are only human, that on occasions you too will need support.
Minja is a mental health officer working with MSF on psychological support for victims of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea. Please leave your questions and comments for Minja below her blog post.
Focusing on People, Not Politics: Providing Trauma Care in the Palestinian Territories
MSF runs mental health programs in the West Bank aimed to alleviate the impact of trauma, stress, and pervasive and often targeted violence, offering psychological and social support as well as medical care to the victims of violence caused by Israeli forces and settlers and intra-Palestinian disputes.Photo: An MSF staff member runs a counseling session in Hebron.
Occupied Palestinian Territories © Juan-Carlos Tomasi

Focusing on People, Not Politics: Providing Trauma Care in the Palestinian Territories

MSF runs mental health programs in the West Bank aimed to alleviate the impact of trauma, stress, and pervasive and often targeted violence, offering psychological and social support as well as medical care to the victims of violence caused by Israeli forces and settlers and intra-Palestinian disputes.

Photo: An MSF staff member runs a counseling session in Hebron.
Occupied Palestinian Territories © Juan-Carlos Tomasi