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After four decades of war, Afghans yearn for mental support

FRANCE24, 29 Apr 2021
Psychologists usually make for unlikely media personalities, but in Afghanistan, a country plagued by war for more than four decades, people are flocking to TV-shows featuring therapists. A national survey shows that more than 84 percent of Afghans have been subject to, or have witnessed, a traumatic event. But even though more than half of the population suffers from psychological distress, there are few professionals to help them. But even if there were, most people would not reach out to them; it's not part of Afghan culture, with many opting instead to stay silent, or turn to a mullah.

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