Report from Ecuador
Discussion and interaction is a big part of the week.

Report from Ecuador

For the project in Ecuador, we addressed levels one and two of the World Health Organization's Optimal Mix for Mental Health Services. These are the base levels of self care and informal care, which take place outside of the formal healthcare and mental health systems. The focus is on increased awareness and understanding of stress management, mental disorders, grief and trauma.

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A Time for Healing in Cambodia
Using Baby Finds Grace with children

A Time for Healing in Cambodia

The room becomes hushed. There are tears. The participants soon grasp a new reality; this week will affect them personally. There is a shift, a change in the atmosphere. More than a training seminar; this week will be life-changing.

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Helping Military Families

At first, Sergeant Biake wasn't sure he should attend the mental health seminar, but he decided to participate. In this video he shares why he is glad he made that decision.

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Regional Impact

Just a few nights ago, we sat with the national mental health leaders from three African countries.

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Simple Things Help Counselors Connect

When leaders are trained to understand people in a holistic way – including body, soul, spirit, and social relationships - most people can find the care they need without the higher level services absent in much of the developing world.

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Know Their Story

In this brief video, Ben shares how he and other church leaders have used the training to help people in the community.

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Training in Liberia

Thirty church leaders who were trained a few years ago will receive the newest edition of the mental health manual, Understanding People, Mental Health, and Trauma. This new resource will help them build capacity among their networks and in communities that have not had access to care.

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Children’s Workshop Changes Lives

The girl was always quiet. In one of the activities in our children’s workshop, the children look at a set of images. The images show several facial expressions, and they are asked to choose which face they feel like most often. This girl picked the sad face. At first, she did not want to talk about the reason. 

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