We can either lament the loss or find ways to deliver treatment options.
Dixon Chibanda gave a TED Women talk about invoking the power of the grandmothers in delivering primary cognitive behavioral therapy services in Zimbabwe.
In America, there are a number of mental health first aid responders classes. The problem, the classes either fill up quick or not available in many communities.
Neither of these options can fill the needs of a psychiatrist but we do have to start doing more than lamenting the lack of mental health services.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.
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