The Carter Center Mental Health Program is conducting important international research on mental health stigma. Below, please find a special story about their work in Liberia.
Fighting Stigma in Liberia
Stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses exist worldwide. But in Liberia, The Carter Center has gained valuable insight into how they affect individuals, families, and communities through the research of medical anthropologist and psychiatrist Dr. Brandon Kohrt. His findings are helping the Center and its partners, including the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, tailor strategies to reduce stigma and provide better care and support for people with mental illnesses as the nation works to build a sustainable mental health care system.
For a video interview of Dr. Brandon Kohrt, visit: