Mental Health Awareness Week: Wellbeing in Crisis

Published 13th May 2019

15% of Syrians are in need of mental health services because of the trauma they have suffered in their home country or while seeking refuge. After more than eight years since the start of the conflict, healthcare needs are urgent and vast.

13th to 19thMay marks Mental Health Awareness Week. During this period, we want to raise awareness on the impact of conflict, displacement, and life in limbo, on the mental health of Syrian people.

We will be sharing stories and data from our clinics, working to support access to mental health in the Middle East.

Today, we share our publication, “An Invisible Crisis: Exploring Mental Health Needs in the Syrian and Iraqi Crises”. There, we highlight the numerous challenges in providing quality service, along with our response to mental health needs, and recommendations for international and regional decision-makers.

Read it today and share it on social media for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

We’ll publish a new story on Wednesday.


With your support, Doctors of the World will make sure nobody suffers or dies due to lack of access to healthcare.