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Child & Family Care Center

For this Iraqi mother of a child suffering from down syndrome, International Medical Corps’ Child and Family Care Center offered a fresh start for her and her family in Syria.

Unprecedented Resources for Men to Help End Cycle of Family Violence

To prevent the cycle of family violence, International Medical Corps is providing unprecedented psychotherapeutic services for men.

October 8, 2014 - Critical Mental Health Resources for Somali Refugees in Ethiopia

February 7, 2014 - International Medical Corps Delivers Mental Health Training in Philippines

February 2, 2014 - Treating the mental health consequences of Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines

October 22, 2013 - Syria’s Young Refugees Live in Fear and Yearn to Return to Syria

October 7, 2013 - International Medical Corps Marks World Mental Health Day 2013

June 14, 2013 - Mental Health Services Reach Refugees in Dollo Ado

May 16, 2013 - Frontline Health Workers Coalition: Tackling The Global Burden of Mental Health - An Impossible Task Without Frontline Health Workers

March 28, 2013 - AlertNet: Mental Illness Rates Can Double in Crisis, But Get Little Donor Attention

February 25, 2013 - International Medical Corps & the European Union Begin Training to Improve Mental Health Services in Gaza

January 17, 2013 - Ethiopia: Creating Access to Community-based Mental Health Services for Refugees

October 8, 2012 - World Mental Health Day 2012: International Medical Corps Teams Worldwide Address the Global Crisis of Depression

July 27, 2012 - A Country with Fourteen Psychiatrists

July 13, 2012 - Moving Forward in Libya: Promoting Mental Health & Well-being

July 10, 2012 - As Libya Holds National Elections, World-Renowned Photographers Unveil Exhibit to Promote Peace & Rebuilding

June 19, 2012 - A Ground-breaking Move for Mental Health Services in Kabul, Afghanistan

June 14, 2012 - Innovating New Approaches to Mental Health for Urban Refugees in Jordan

March 6, 2012 - Q&A with Colleen Fitzgerald, Mental Health & Psychosocial Program Manager, International Medical Corps Libya

January 24, 2012 - Yahoo News: Mental Trauma Takes Huge Toll In Afghan War

January 3, 2012 - International Medical Corps Advocates for Innovative Approach to Improve Mental Health Care in Middle East

December 27, 2011 - Japan Times: Quake Workers Bolstered By Training

November 23, 2011 - Intervention Journal Features Mental Health Projects

November 2011 - Integrating mental health into primary health care settings after an emergency: lessons from Haiti

November 2011 - Assessment Report: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Libya

November 2011 - The integration of mental health into primary health care in Lebanon

October 20, 2011 - On World Mental Health Day in Jordan, Reducing Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

October 10, 2011 - International Medical Corps Teams Worldwide Recognize World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2011 - Addressing Mental Health Needs in Lebanon

October 4, 2011 - After 180 Days of Civil Conflict, a Need for Mental Health Support in Libya

August 29, 2011 - Psychological First Aid: Improving Mental Health in Emergencies

June 15, 2011 - International Medical Corps to Highlight on Capitol Hill the Need for Integrated Mental Health Services in Humanitarian Emergencies

June 6, 2011 - Healing the Human Mind After Tragedy

April 28, 2011 - War Leaves a Legacy of Pain and Hardship in Chechnya

April 27, 2011 - Unable to Return Home, Unable to Stay

April 11, 2011 - Lebanon: Integrating Mental Health into Primary Health Care

March 23, 2011-Following the 2010 Pakistan Floods Disaster, International Medical Corps Continues to Deliver Health, Psychosocial, Nutrition and Economic Recovery Programs

February 23, 2011 - International Medical Corps Launches Program in Afghanistan to Combat High Levels of Mental Illness, Substance Abuse

November 16, 2010 - For One Pakistani Mother, Medical Care and Someone Who Will Listen

September 28, 2010 - The Only Center of its Kind in Syria Offers a Fresh Start to Children with Learning Disabilities and their Parents

December 4-15, 2010 - Mental Health in Complex Emergencies: Certificate Course, Goa, India

August 31, 2010 - Addressing Mental Health in Pakistan Along With Cultural Needs

August 24, 2010 - Unprecedented Resources for Men to Help End Cycle of Family Violence

August 19, 2010 - Mental Health in Complex Emergencies: Residential Course

August 11, 2010 - Mounting Emotional Toll of Floodwaters on Displaced Pakistanis

August 11, 2010 -Bringing Iraqi Refugees and Lebanese Youth Together Through Sports

August 6, 2010 -International Medical Corps Addressing Critical Psychosocial Needs of Pakistan’s Flood-Ravaged Displaced

August, 2010 - Images in Psychiatry - Haiti Earthquake Psychiatric Relief

July 9, 2010 - Six Months After Haiti Earthquake, International Medical Corps is Meeting Long-Term Primary and Mental Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Groups

June 29, 2010 - Large Numbers of Displaced in Kyrgyzstan Suffering Acute Psychological Trauma

June, 2010 - World Psychiatry Journal: Orienting Psychiatrists to Working in Emergencies: a WPA-WHO Workshop 

June 1, 2010 - Mental Health Research in Emergencies

April 15, 2010- International Medical Corps Provides Mental Health Services to Gaza's Needy

VIDEO - Fox News: Operation Medicate (April 12, 2010)

March 19, 2010 - The New York Times: In Haiti, Mental Health system Is in Collapse

VIDEO - Mental Health Care & Training as a Component of Disaster Recovery (March 19, 2010)

March 10, 2010 - Psychiatry in Haiti

January 2010 - Mental Health Guidelines for Emergency Responders

 March 3, 2010 - BBC: Audio Diary of Dr. Lynn Jones, International Medical Corps' emergency mental health expert, currently working in Haiti

November 3, 2009 - On World Mental Health Day, International Medical Corps Highlights Problem of Mental Illness, OftenNeglected in Humanitarian Settings

August 2009 - The Lancet: Severe Mental Disorders in Complex Emergencies

VIDEO - International Medical Corps responds to health care needs in Chad, Darfur, and CAR (May 22, 2009)

August 25, 2008 - International Medical Corps Prepares Mental Health Support for Populations Affected by Conflict in Georgia

July 28, 2008 - Helping Doctors to Help Iraqis with Mental Health Problems

July 20, 2008 - Delivering Relief in Syria

November 16, 2007 - New Guidelines for Addressing Mental Health in Emergencies

October 12, 2007 - A Pioneering Program Helps Children Grow Healthier, Stronger, and Smarter

October 10, 2007 - World Mental Health Day: October 10 2007

October 8, 2007 - Mental Healing in Sri Lanka

September 13, 2007 - Voices of Uganda: A Cross-Cultural Experience

June 19, 2007 - Through the Eyes of Children: Refugee Life in Pictures

April 10, 2007 - When Disaster Strikes, Women Suffer Most

November 20, 2006 - In Uganda with Margaret Aguirre

November 20, 2006 - International Medical Corps Makes New Commitment to Provide Mental Health Services In Conflict-Affected Regions 

November 19, 2006 - Dramatic enactments break language barriers

August 28, 2006 - Suicide; Depression Skyrockets in Katrina Trailer Parks

April 12, 2006 - Mental Health Conference in Africa: International Medical Corps to Highlight Innovative Programs

December 01, 2005 - The Children's Future Village - Rebuilding from the Memories

May 01, 2005 - Warriors and lovers: Understanding the responses to horror

February 01, 2004 - Tackling mental health in Sierra Leone


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BBC RADIO: Somali Refugees in Ethiopia 1
Psychiatrist Lynne Jones treats refugees in Eastern Ethiopia.

BBC RADIO: Somali Refugees in Ethiopia 2
Lynne Jones helps Somali mothers rediscover the joy of playing with their babies.

BBC RADIO: Somali Refugees in Ethiopia 3
Lynne Jones revisits her patients, months later.

Tsunami Response
Chris Rainier looks back on the Indian Ocean Tsunami in Indonesia


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