I want to make a difference in the Mental Health of Haitain people

Sheilla Labidou - November 1 2011, 9:21 PM

During a recent trip to Haiti I encountered a man who was mentally Ill as a result of the tragedy that struck the country.

It broke my heart to see the treatment that was given to this human being as if he was an animal.

i beleive if we can educate the people of Haiti concerning mental Health we stand a chance of making a difference in the way haitains treat one another as well as providing support to the mentally Ill.

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Bernadette says...

Yes, Mental Health is in dire need in Haiti. BUT, the Freudian theory upon which most basis for behavior modification cannot apply to Haitians, it will confuse them furthermore. Slavery left deeply profound wounds in the Haitian psychic, without ad more »

Yosten says...

if you want to make a difference in the mental health of the Haitian people,I will suggest you to put order in your gender difficulty first. You have too many problems to solve for yourself. Try to solve them first before you even think about solving more »

Baboune Lebrum says...

Slavery left and continues to leave deep wounds in the minds of many Haitians because the former slave owners and current ones would never stop oppressing Haitians.What a legacy hein! Less than one percent of the Haitian population got all of you und more »

Neg Maron says...

Bouboune, The chains around the necks, annkles and hands were easy to remove, as opposed to the ones that were placed around our mental capability to see through the obscurity caused by the culprits. Some who have been damaged to the point beyond bey more »

Bernadette says...

This subject is such a topic du jour that I think it is important to reply. Although psychology, sociology and economics are interrelated subjects but they are NOT the same. Mental health is the treatment of an attempt to help individuals behave in a more »

Kamoken Scandinavia says...

Great Post Bernadette But will they let us? I remember growing up in Haiti we have been able to produce our own rice, export coffee and cacao and the peasants somehow were able to grow their corn...Now this global flat world like Friedman called more »

Bernadette says...

Thanks Kamoken, I take very seriously this blog. Can't answer to all, but answer to the most relevant ones. Oh, yes, we can. We have to very selectively position ourselves to where the opportunities are. Coffee is now a door opener for us. I hope w more »

Toulimen Legrand says...

I do agree with you that confrontation is and will not be an answer for Haiti. Martelly needs to design an agricultural plan to help 70% of Haitian peasants farm their lands again. The excedent of our agricultural products could be exported if need b more »

Bernadette says...

That was the basis of my argument. There will be conflicts internally and externally about our agricultural development. It was why I said that we must grow produce that has a door opener meaning that if there is a shortage some place else, mainly fi more »

Toulimen Legrand says...

Look at Tanzania with the leadership of the eldest leader Robert Mugabe. They reject international aid and they focus on agriculture and education to solve their internal problems. They develop their own economic resources for themselves by following more »

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