SACBC Featured Catholic Charity’s Trauma Counseling Program to Handle Rising Mental Cases in Nigeria

Catholic Charity’s Trauma Counseling Program to Handle Rising Mental Cases in Nigeria

The Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has embarked on training of community volunteers in Nigeria’s Anambra State to equip them with psychosocial skills to provide care to mentally challenged people in the West African country.

In a Tuesday, August 23 interview with ACI Africa, DHPI Director, Johan Viljoen, said that thousands of victims of terrorist attacks in Nigeria have developed mental challenges owing to the killings and displacements they have witnessed, and are roaming the streets of Anambra without any form of psychosocial support.

Full report on aciafrica

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