At least 60% of Ukrainians need psychological help in connection with the Russian war
The First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, took part in a meeting of the working group on the development of the National Program of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support. It should help to overcome the stress of war and the consequences of traumatic events, as well as prevent the development of mental disorders.
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine estimated that at least 60% of Ukrainians currently need psychological help.
“Russian aggression is taking lives, maiming them physically and psychologically, forcing Ukrainians to leave their homes, separating families, and stealing childhood. People find themselves under occupation, taken prisoner, tortured, and often lose loved ones. We have no idea how many people have experienced gender-based violence. During the three months of the war, Ukrainians, unfortunately, experienced what seemed impossible in the civilized world. In the heart of Europe. And in the 21st century,” Zelenska said.