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Mental health cases increase amid economic hardship


By James Innocent


Mental health problems are becoming rampant in Yei River County due to the economic hardship facing citizens.

Deputy Executive Director of Yei River County, Ezibon Gale Simon revealed during a training conducted by International Organization for Migration (IOM).

“Many are staying without food and accessing social needs become very difficult because there is no money and things are very expensive in the market,” he said.

He called on partners to open counseling centers to support people with psychological problems as the number keeps increasing due to food shortage.

The training aimed at peace building with focus on giving psychosocial support to the community of Yei River County.

Six consortium members comprised of UNMISS, FCA, Whitaker peace and development initiative, CEPO, SPEDP, IOM are involved with support from United Nations Multi Partner Trust funds.

Government officials believe that the training will have positive impacts by offering psychological healing and bring harmony among the community.

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