MONROVIA, Montserrado – Dama Yekeson-Koffa, acting deputy director for administration at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, says the current administration will prioritize renovating the Edward Snoh Grant Mental Health a part of the hospital’s 150-day agenda. The E. S. Grant is Liberia’s only referral mental health hospital. The hospital is a component of the…
The only Liberian psychiatrist residing in the country, Dr. Benjamin Harris, says the government needs to provide better incentives to encourage more Liberians to pursue psychiatry.
The World Health Organization has donated several materials to the Edward Snoh Grant Mental Hospital to help boost the hospital’s ability to address mental health issues in the country.
The mental health coordinator for Bong, A. Dakemue Kollie, has underscored the need for adequate support for mental health programs in the county.
An investigation conducted by The Bush Chicken has established that psychotropic medications meant for persons with mental illness are not being prioritized by the Liberian government.
Several mental health patients at Liberia’s only psychiatric institution are calling on international humanitarian organizations to rescue them due to the mal-treatment they claim to be undergoing.
The Country Representative of the Carter Center Mental Health Initiative in Liberia, Dr. Janice Cooper, said the passage of a mental health legislation is long overdue.