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Montserrado County Representative Saah Joseph


Lawmaker Urges More Support To Mental Health Programs
By Calvin Brooks

MONROVIA, August 10 (LINA) - Montserrado County Representative Saah Joseph has emphasized the need for government and its partners to lend adequate support to mental health initiatives in the country.

He observed that mental health initiatives should not be abandoned and that people struggling with mental illness should not be neglected by society as they too are capable of contributing to the growth and development of Liberia when in good health.

Representative Joseph made the call recently in Monrovia at the Cohort First Graduation of Post-Basic Mental Health Training Program, for mental health clinicians in the 15 counties.

The training program was organized by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Carter Center.

The lawmaker noted that over the years, issues relating to mental illness have been down played, saying, “It is about time that the government and its partners begin to address the needs of mental patients in the country.”

He also wants the government to make budgetary appropriation for the Ministry of Health to adequately tackle and respond to issues arising from the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses.


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