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e-mail: info@mcareliberia.org

About Us

How we work?

Our approach to mental health makes us different

  • Peer Support Group

  • Education and Awareness

  • Advocacy

  • Innovative Solution

  • Targeted Beneficiaries

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about us

Who we are?

Mental Care-Liberia is a non-profit organization created by a team of Liberians with the burning desire to change the narrative of mental health and illness in Liberia. Given our diverse professions, we came together with the realization that we could all to help make a difference. We focus on raising awareness on mental health and illness as well as creating a platform to allow mentally challenged young Liberians to talk about their crisis. We also serve as a link. We aim to connect service users to mental health professionals. Online, Mental Care-Liberia has successfully adopted and developed various social media techniques and strategies to shine the light and draw public attention to mental health and illnesses through our primary online channels: a website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Mental Care-Liberia offers suicide/distress hotline, which provides suicide intervention as well as mental health first aid to callers experiencing crisis; all of whom we subsequently referred to appropriate professionals for specialized care. Mental Care-Liberia works assiduously to help all people prevent and overcome mental disorders, providing adequate information, education, encouragement, and support for people living with either mild or severe mental illness.

Mental illness is a silent, yet dangerous disease that is penetrating the Liberian society and slowly ruining lives like any physical illness. The anguish of Liberia’s mental health status is an age-old tale. Since the founding of Liberia, it has previously owned two mental health hospitals. After fourteen years of civil unrest, Liberia’s psychological state was diminished further. The war resulted in trauma, depression and other forms of mental illnesses while destroying every effort that was previously made to improve mental health care in Liberia. The Catherine Mills Mental Hospital was abandoned leaving E.S. Grant Mental Health Center as the only mental hospital presently operating in the Country. Currently, the country has only two psychiatrists and five mental health units in some counties. We know Liberia is working in the right direction and we want to help with the process because there is a lot more work that needs to be done. Liberians who were mentally ill were left to fend for themselves, resulting into a rise in homelessness and crime. Although some children did not experience the war, growing up with traumatized parents have unconsciously affected these children.
In 2014, Liberia was hit again with another traumatic epidemic, the Ebola outbreak. Many loved ones were lost, leaving their families in a very fragile state. It took a tour of the entire country, intensifying its mental health problems. The epidemic and civil crisis have left the streets of major cities and communities in Montserrado County and its environs filled with young people (usually called “Zogos”) that are seeking no ambition due to the detrimental effects and stigma of being victimized. This is alarming for a country that is opting to elevate from the k-stage of underdevelopment.
Mental Care Liberia sees these situations as a long-term problem for the development of the young people and the country as a whole. In light of this, there is a huge demand for mental health education and mental care services in Liberia. This is why Mental Care-Liberia is here to create awareness about mental Health and provide possible help for victims. The organizations and capable Liberian

Mental illness is a silent, yet dangerous disease that has penetrated our society and is slowly ruining lives like any physical illness. The anguish of Liberia’s mental health status is an age-old tale. Since the founding of Liberia, it has owned just one mental health hospital. After 14 years of civil unrest Liberia’s psychological state was diminished further. The war resulted in trauma, depression and other forms of mental illnesses while destroying every effort that was previously made to improve mental health care in Liberia. The only psychiatric hospital in the country lost all sustainable funding and was left without professionals and equipment resources. Liberians who were mentally ill were left to fend for themselves, resulting in a rise in homelessness. Although some children did not experience the war, growing up with traumatized parents have unconsciously affected them.
In 2014, Liberia was hit again with another traumatic epidemic, the Ebola outbreak. The total number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of EVD are 10,666 and 4,806 deaths have been reported. Ebola has had a wide-ranging psychological impact as well as contributing to factors that exacerbate trauma and mental illness such as disruption and loss of livelihoods, pervasive fear, chronic illnesses and loss of educational opportunities, loss of loved ones and colleagues. Many of the Ebola survivors and families who lost family members to the disease continue to face significant stigma, mental health problems, abject poverty, family breakdown and hostility. The epidemic and civil crisis have left the streets of major cities and communities in Montserrado County filled with young people (usually called “Zogos”). This is alarming for a country that is opting to elevate from the k-stage of underdevelopment.
Metal Care Liberia sees these situations as a long-term problem for the development of the young people and the country as a whole. In light of this, there is a huge demand for mental health education in Liberia.

Mental Care-Liberia is a team of Liberians dedicated to positively changing the conversation of Mental Health in Liberia. Our team is committed to creating a safe environment for psychological growth and development of young Liberians. We are committed to building strong positive relationships with people affected by mental illnesses while providing them with a platform to openly discuss and address their problems.

Through the collaborative efforts of our team, we hope to educate Liberians about mental illness and all its forms. We hope to reach all parts of Liberia with educational and mental health awareness programs while helping young people cope with mental illness, save lives and restore them from the state of depression.

• Open-mindedness
• Commitment
• Confidentiality
• Communication
• Compassion

Focusing Your Mind, With The Best Mental Care Team

OUR EXPERT MEMBER

Quita Roberts

Chair Board of Directors

Princess Jaylee Sarsih

Founder and Executive Director

2950

Psychologist

1520

All Branches

3250

Total Patient

2150

Achievement

Mental-Care Liberia impact timeline

Impact Timeline

2018

November 2018

Mental Care-Liberia was established
First Informational Summit

2019

February-March

Establishment of Mental Health Club in 5 High Schools in Monrovia

2019

May 2019

Official Launching and First High School Mental Health Club Awareness Program

2019

November 2019

Official Opening of the Mental Health Crisis Helpline