Solidarity Empowers Women
Psychologist Yonca Sağaltıcı from Support to Life Istanbul team talks about the impact of the support group work we carry out with women in Istanbul with the testimonies of the women who attended the sessions. In our project supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented in cooperation with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) we both provide mental health and...
Maintaining Mental Health in an Earthquake Zone
Zekiye, Büşra and Fatma*, who benefit from the mental health support we offer in our mobile container in Kahramanmaraş, tell the story. It has been 7 months since the devastating February 6 earthquakes that affected 9,1 million people in 11 cities. The need for shelter, water and food, hygiene, toilets and showers, and educational materials are still essential. Psychological and psychosocial support also remains important....
Mental Health Support For All
Increasing access to mental health and psychosocial support services is of central importance for Support to Life. Our Şanlıurfa MHPSS Team Leader Ayşe Eriş Örnek describes our program that has been in place for 1 year both to ensure this and to reinforce capacities of local governments working in this area. “I was thinking only those that lost their minds would go to the psychologist and when I go to the psychologist, that would be...