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Kabul’s Mental Health Crisis Spirals Out of Control

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NewLines, 25 April 2023

According to the Ministry of Public Health, in August last year, about 200,000 patients affected by mental disorders had been brought to mental health centers across Afghanistan within the preceding month. The ministry did not respond to questions from New Lines on the work carried out by the psychosocial counselors at the mental health department, or whether they had continued training them or their plans to address Afghanistan’s mental health epidemic.