A new survey report on the success of combating the Ebola virus disease in Liberia has underscored the need for active community participation to improve future health systems in the country.
Wednesday, October 10 was celebrated as World Mental Health Day, a day designed to draw attention to the importance of mental health.
A few days before World Mental Health Day, Liberia’s chief medical officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, celebrated the graduation of 22 specialized child and adolescent mental health clinicians at the Monrovia City Hall.
The Carter Center Mental Health Program has ended five days of training for law enforcement officers drawn from the Liberia National Police, the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, and the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
An investigation conducted by The Bush Chicken has established that psychotropic medications meant for persons with mental illness are not being prioritized by the Liberian government.
The issue of mental health in Liberia still remains a problem particularly after the 14 years of civil crisis, with most traditional healers in Liberia believing that mental health related issues are caused by demonic possession or witchcraft.