Demystifying Mental Health in MENA with Psychotherapist Tala Al Kurd
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, host Merissa Khurma spoke with Tala Al Kurd, a psychotherapist in Jordan and host of the podcast ‘Yalla Nehki’, translating to “let’s talk”.
According to a 2018 global study, the Middle East region suffers from one of the highest rates of depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and suicide. Adding to this is a lack of awareness, limited services, and stigma around speaking opening or addressing mental health concerns. This conversation delves into Tala’s efforts to increase awareness and demystify concepts around mental health.
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