WHO | Providing mental health and psychosocial support in typhoon affected areas

Providing mental health and psychosocial support in typhoon affected areas

WHO/ F. Guerrero

Jojo Ganti sits with his family while he waits for his weekly consultation to treat his mental illness. His wife Lina recounts how her husband was already in a state of depression prior to the typhoon due to the loss of one of their seven children, but that this has worsened because of the devastation the typhoon brought to their home and livelihood. Although Jojo has access to therapy and medication, there are still many people with mental health problems that are unable to access the care they need.