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How we can bring mental health support to refugees | Essam Daod

The world refugee crisis is a mental health tragedy, leaving millions in need of mental support to overcome the trauma of dislocation and conflict. To undo the damage, child analyst and TED Fellow Essam Daod has been working in tents, salvage barges and the shorelines of Greece and the Mediterranean Sea to help refugees( a one-fourth of which are children) reframe its own experience through short-lived, strong mental involvements. “We can all do something to thwart this mental health catastrophe, ” Daod says. “We need to acknowledge that first aid is not just needed for the body, but it has also to include the thought, the soul.”

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