Syria Faces Mental Health Crisis Amid War
Foreign Policy: A Tidal Wave of Trauma
Lauren Wolfe, journalist and director of Women Under Siege
“…The World Health Organization estimates that three to four percent of people affected by an emergency (like the war in Syria) will develop severe mental health disorders, such as psychosis or severe depression. … Between the need to educate people about mental health treatment and figuring out how to reach so many sufferers with so few professionals, the challenges of this crisis are extraordinary…” (5/27).