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Stories on mental health

These feature stories provide examples of the establishment or scaling-up of mental health services

Helping Syrians cope with depression

A psychotherapist at a mental health centre near the Syrian border shows materials she uses when working with Syrian refugees
WHO/Sheahen

4 April 2017 -- “We call depression the black snowball,” according to a psychologist at a mental health centre in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep. Hussain works with Syrian refugees that have fled to Turkey and been granted shelter there since the crisis in their country began.

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