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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.

    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.

      Report from Senegal

        “Sometimes there is a disease. And because we are spiritual, we just see demons there. And we always cast demons. But his condition doesn’t change.”

        Cambodia - children's home

        It’s Time for Mental Health

          Who do people go to when they have a problem? These are the people we train to recognize and respond to mental health needs.

          Watch the video to see how training helps

          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.

            Regional Impact

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

              counseling practice

              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.

                Impact Liberia Mental Health

                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.

                  Liberia

                  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.