Samoa’s Ministry of Health mental health unit has warned of the growing psychological impact of the measles epidemic and is urging people to seek help.  Seiulialii Dr George Leao Tuitama has told the Observer the unit had been working behind the scenes and so far had seen more than 600 families.  “For those personally affected, by loss of a family member, or watching their loved one in the hospital, this epidemic has pushed many people’s coping mechanisms to the breaking point,” he said.

 

Credit: iStock, Manjurul

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