Mental health needs throughout the country of Haiti.

Depression, suicidal ideation, and associated factors: a cross-sectional study in rural Haiti

Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, there has been increased international attention to mental health needs throughout the country. The present study represents one of the first epidemiologic studies of depression symptomatology, suicidal ideation, and associated factors in Haiti’s Central Plateau.”

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A large proportion of Haiti’s Central Plateau may be experiencing high levels of depression symptomatology and/or current suicidal ideation. Screening could be conducted in biomedical, religious, and Vodou healing contexts. For prevention, poverty reduction and improved healthcare access are key elements. For treatment, general psychiatric services, psychosocial services for the medically ill and their families, and substance abuse interventions should be explored. Paradoxical associations related to education and employment require further exploration.”
Read: A report http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-244X-12-149.pdf posted by Katleen Felix to the Boston hometown associations list is harrowing,  recommended reading.

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