Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul

by Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
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Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul
Help Survivors of Trauma and Violence in Mosul

Mosul Treatment Center

March 2020 Report

 

Since December 2019 our treatment center in Mosul has received an additional 75 new individual patient cases. Most patients suffer from psychological problems and post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the recent history of ISIS control and the war for liberation which followed. Every patient is provided with necessary medication and therapy as pertains to their needs.

 

Public Education and New Refferrals

As part of our mission to provide mental health treatment in Mosul and the surrounding rural areas, our team conducts awareness training and lectures in public schools. The purpose of these lectures is to educate about and normalize mental health treatment while dispelling some myths which surround mental health.

After each lecture our team receives referrals from attendees. Due to our center’s limited staffing and the high demand many new patients must wait an average of 30 days before their first appointment. Over the next 3 months our goal is to reduce the wait time for new patients by hiring more staff to meet these needs. We are currently in the process hiring two new therapists in Mosul.

 

Government Support Remains Limited

Most government-run hospitals in Mosul don’t have the necessary medication and tools to provide treatment. Laboratory tests and surgical operations are limited to emergency cases only, leaving most people with chronic conditions without treatment. Many patients whom cannot find help from hospitals seek out our treatment center.

 

Providing Transportation to Rural and Impoverished Communities

Patients often express joy when referencing our transportation services which remain vital to our efforts. Roads and infrastructure remain destroyed so most people in the area have very limited mobility. Some low-income patients are reimbursed for travel expenses, which they use for food and other necessities while others are shuttled by Jiyan Foundation drivers. To lower costs, we organize transportation to be most effective and schedule patient appointments for maximum efficiency while maintaining effective treatment plans.

 

How Donations are Spent

We are currently collecting to fund the following needs:

  • Medical equipment and medication (We are currently limited in the range of medical assistance we can provide; a larger budget will allow us to expand medical services and provide much needed medication)
  • Physiotherapy room and equipment (balance and training equipment to help patient’s physical rehabilitation)
  • Therapeutic toys and furniture for children (Children often respond well to objects of play, which aide in their self-expression and are essential to recovery)
  • Transportation (many patients are unable to travel to the center, and the growing number of appointments means we will need to invest in transportation)

All donations collected here provide funding for the aforementioned requests and in accordance with necessity and demand.

 

Stay Informed and Spread the Word

Your support means the world to our patients, and there is more than one way to help.

Share this project with friends and family, and let them know why our treatment center in Mosul is worth supporting. With so many good causes out there, word of mouth is perhaps the most valuable tool at our disposal.

If you haven't already, please consider liking our International Facebook Page for regular updates on all treatment centers and projects: https://www.facebook.com/JiyanFoundationInt

Thank you for supporting our treatment center in Mosul.

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Mosul Treatment Center

December 2019 Report

Your donations mean to the world to our patients, and we'd like to keep you updated on the great work we are doing in Mosul.

The Growing Demand for Treatment

Since opening, our treatment center in Mosul has received more than 180 individual cases, 66 of which have been acquired in the past three months (since September 2019). Some patients that have received psychiatric and medical treatment have been discharged, while others continue to receive care.

The quick rise in new cases means our treatment center is need of more resources to meet the demands. Our current budget is not enough to meet the needs of our patients, so we are working toward spreading awareness of our center and acquiring more international support.

Successful Communication

The rise in patient cases demonstrates how effective our communication among the local population has been. Psychiatric care is often overlooked in Mosul, so our initial aim was to educate people about the benefits of addressing mental health and normalizing such care. Most patients in the center suffer from severe depression and PTSD, but until recently many had not sought treatment. Many of our patients arrive because of recommendations from other patients, which we consider the highest compliment to our work.

How Your Donations are Spent

We are currently collecting to fund the following needs:

  • Medical equipment and medication (We are currently limited in the range of medical assistance we can provide; a larger budget will allow us to expand medical services and provide much needed medication)
  • Physiotherapy room and equipment (Balance and training equipment to help patients' physical rehabilitation)
  • Therapeutic toys and furniture for children (Children often respond well to objects of play, which aide in their self-expression and are essential to recovery)
  • Transportation (many patients are unable to travel to the center, and the growing number of appointments means we will need to invest more in transportation)

All donations collected here provide funding for the aforementioned requests and in accordance with necessity and demand.

Locally Employed Staff

At the Mosul center we currently have two medical doctors (one male, one female), one psychiatrist, four psychotherapists, one social worker and a lawyer on staff.

Stay Informed and Spread the Word

Your support means the world to our patients, and there is more than one way to help.

Share this project with friends and family, and let them know why our treatment center in Mosul is worth supporting. With so many good causes out there, word of mouth is perhaps the most valuable tool at our disposal.

If you haven't already, please consider liking our International Facebook Page for daily updates on all treatment centers and projects: https://www.facebook.com/JiyanFoundationInt

Thank you for supporting our treatment center in Mosul.

Sincerely,

Joshua Governale

Public Relations and Fundraising

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Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

Location: Berlin - Germany
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Twitter: @JiyanFoundation
Project Leader:
Joshua Governale
Berlin, Berlin Germany
$6,487 raised of $10,000 goal
 
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