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Mental Health: A Patient "Paralyzed" With Guilt in Darfur

Janet Kerr helped create a mental health component to MSF's project at Kalma Camp—one of the largest internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the world—in Darfur in 2006. She and a Sudanese assistant trained 12 community workers in Kalma in basic mental health coping mechanisms.

The workers staged dramas and spoke with members of their communities to communicate these coping mechanisms and to identify patients who needed more intensive mental health assistance. This is the story of one patient.

 

Learn more about MSF's work in Kalma camp in Darfur, Sudan.