What is the mental health situation in Gwoza?
People in Gwoza have a wide range of mental health needs. While some of these are typical of the pressures related to daily life anywhere in the world, many are related to the recent insurgency and the ongoing conflict.
Issues such as grief and loss, trauma, the stressors of living in a camp for displaced people, a lack of employment, constant safety concerns and food insecurity can affect the ability of people to cope and function. Our work in Gwoza focuses on helping people learn ways to manage the issues in their life so that they can live the best they can in these difficult circumstances.