Community Event: Mental Health Systems in War: Gaza Community Mental Health


When:
November 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018-11-16T15:00:00+00:00
2018-11-16T16:00:00+00:00
Where:
Magnuson Health Sciences Center
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle
WA
Contact:
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)
Community Event: Mental Health Systems in War: Gaza Community Mental Health @ Magnuson Health Sciences Center  | Seattle | WA | US

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Sponsored by SUPER UW and the UW Global Mental Health Program

Department of Global Mental Health and SUPER Present:
Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei: “Mental Health Systems in War: Gaza Community Mental Health Programme”
Friday, November 16th @ 3pm
Turner Auditorium (D209 in the Magnuson Health Sciences Center)

Yasser Abu Jamei is the director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, the oldest community mental health program in the region. The organization provides clinical, research, and advocacy for the development of mental health services in Gaza, a region that has been under military occupation since 1967 and the focus of 4 bombing campaigns since 2007. The estimated rate of suicide in Gaza is at 52/100,000 which, compounded with the military blockade which prevents essential medicines from entering and an unemployment rate around 44%, makes the work that GCMHP unique and timely in the world of Global Mental Health. The organization is also involved in training mental health practitioners, organizing an annual conference, and research