The Peru Ministry of Health announced today a free nationwide service for mental health services to the Ukrainian community and families of Peruvians affected by the armed conflict in Ukraine.
Considering the impact on mental health caused by wars, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) through the Infohealth Directorate of the General Directorate of Telehealth, Reference and Emergencies (DIGTEL), has arranged, through line 113, option 5 , attention in orientation and counseling in mental health for the Ukrainian community in our country and for compatriots who are in the area of the war conflict and their families.
The psychologists will provide mental health support to Peruvian-Ukrainian families who are facing this difficult situation, using crisis intervention protocols and techniques and psychological first aid. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that being or having been in an armed conflict zone is associated with symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, bipolarity and psychosis, among others.
This new care system provided by Line 113 Health, in option 5, will be available 24 hours a day and run by a team of mental health professionals.
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