“In these days of Covid-19, many of us will encounter some mental health challenges. One problem though is that mental health is still often a stigmatized issue, a taboo. Emergency situations like the one we are facing right now are an opportunity to talk openly about these issues and to see the world from a different perspective. It can make us understand what it means not to be able to reach family members or friends that are in another country, or even just in a different neighbourhood. It enables us to see what it means to worry for loved ones far way. Or how much a simple internet connection through our smart phones can mean. It allows us to understand that once we fear for our personal liberty, our first response is often to flee.”
Leila Hadj Abdou, Research Fellow to the Migration Policy Centre
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