Millions of children are being raised in the chaos of war. Living in violent, terrorized environments and experiencing such horrors as destruction of their homes, relocation and the death of parents, siblings, and neighbours.
Today, the mental health of children living in conflict is more at-risk than ever. More than 14% of children worldwide are estimated to have a mental health disorder. But less than 1% of funding on global health goes to address children’s mental health and well-being.
Urge Congress to pass the Minds Act The Mental Health in International Development and Humanitarian Settings (Minds) Act (H.R.3988/S.2105) is bipartisan and the first-ever piece of legislation that would promote mental health and psychosocial support as a key component of U.S. foreign assistance.
Directed by Trina Noel Davis and Barry Berger (USA)