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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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This podcast was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

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