On our Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Program:
“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Surviving Conflict & War"
Over the past 20 years, 18 African nations have been ravaged by major conflict. It is estimated that up to 100 million Africans have been victims of war, violence, sexual abuse, witnessed horrific acts of terror, suffered through natural disasters and are now coping with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. According to the South African Society of Psychiatrists, up to 25 percent of the nation’s population suffers from PTSD; despite South Africa not experiencing conflict since apartheid ended a generation ago. Meanwhile, in war-torn nations such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and South Sudan, estimates of the people struggling with the disorder is even higher, with up to 50 percent of the population suffering from PTSD. In many ways, PTSD keeps affected nations and communities under the shadow of trauma, even after the overt disturbance has passed.
Join us for this live one hour television and radio call-in simulcast when host Shaka Ssali and his guest discuss efforts to relieve trauma and stress among survivors of conflict and war in Africa.
Dr. David F. O’Connell, Ph.D., M.S., CFC, DABPS
via Remote: New York, NY
Via Phone: Nairobi, Kenya
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What should African governments do to address the serious issues that are affecting people who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
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