Via The New Citizen: Ebola Survivors Dying Of Depression. Excerpt:
The Public Relations Officer of Mental Health Coalition Sierra Leone, Mr. George Bindi recently declared that many Ebola survivors have died of mental health due to segregation and stigmatization.
He made the disclosure at the conference hall of the Sierra Leone Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (SLANGO) at Tengbeh Town in Freetown.
Mr. George Bindi said that the heart of a human being is the master, the reason it is important for people to understand the minds of Ebola survivors so that they can help transform their depressed lives.
He condemned those who are still looking down on Ebola survivors which he said is a serious threat to their wellbeing and mental state and expressed regret over the manner in which Ebola survivors have died due to isolation.
Mr. George Bindi further articulated that guilt, stress, trauma and stigma have all compounded the problems faced by Ebola victims revealing that people who have proved positive find it difficult for society to accept them.
He reiterated that mental stress would affect the lives of survivors due to discrimination disclosing that some of them who lost all their relatives to the disease would suffer from mental disorder and trauma.