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Increased incidence of mental illness relating to the pervasive psychological trauma of recurrent disasters and violence in the region requires a community-based approach, given the wide extent of need and local resources (both human and financial) available to address this complex issue. Research and trainings will include Psychological First Aid Training, Caring for the Caregiver, and Women’s Access to Mental Health Services.

Faculty Directors

Ruth Barron, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

Shamila Khan, Cambridge Health Alliance.