“Depression can be as much of a disability as blindness”

As the acute emergency phase following Typhoon Haiyan subsides, the next major hurdle for the people of the Philippines is how they will cope with the psychological impact of the disaster.

Ana Maria Tijerino, psychologist and mental health advisor, is working with MSF emergency teams on Panay Island. She describes the scale of the needs the mental health teams are discovering , and how MSF plans to respond to the situation.

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