VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Helping refugees cope with depression
October 9, 2012 by Peter Biro
|Nipaphun Torsound, who runs the IRC program that helps treat mental disorders in the refugee camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border, shows a drawing made by a patient as part of the program’s art therapy. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
On World Mental Health Day (October 10): As refugees struggle with depression, the International Rescue Committee helps with intervention and counseling.
Ti Reh, an IRC social worker trained in mental health counseling, talks with a patient. Counseling is a major part of an IRC program that helps treat mental disorders in the refugee camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border.