PsySR’s Gaza Community Mental Health Project was initiated in early 2009 in response to the devastating violence and tragic humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Through fundraising and other assistance, PsySR collaborated with Psychoanalysts for Social Responsibility, the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, and the Psychoactive Group -- Mental Health Professionals for Human Rights in providing support to the Gaza Community Mental Health Program (GCMHP) in its efforts to address the community’s widespread psychological needs. More information is available HERE.
As a next step, PsySR is working to establish a meaningful and productive long-term relationship with the Gaza Community Mental Health Program. PsySR Advisory Board member Amal Sedky Winter traveled to Gaza in March, 2009, as a representative of PsySR and PsySR’s Gaza Mental Health Project team to observe conditions with the American peace organization Code Pink. Project participants are working together to design collaborative initiatives with GCMHP, based on assessments of feasibility.
PsySR members with experience and interest in this area or work are invited to participate in this project. For more information, please contact Jancis Long at firstname.lastname@example.org.