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How Does the Human Soul Survive Atrocity?

posted on November 5, 2019

Writing for The New York Times Magazine, Jennifer Percy reports on the mental health crisis facing thousands of Iraqis in the wake of the ISIS occupation. It is estimated that the rate of depression among Iraqis is nearly double that of Western nations. To combat the crisis, the University of Duhok opened the country’s first psychotherapy master’s program. Percy writes, “Iraqis have suffered under almost 40 years of continuous conflict … and yet the country has almost no trained professionals to treat an epidemic of war-induced psychological disorders.”

Read at The New York Times Magazine