Raising Awareness of Trauma and Resilience with Zanmi Lasante
MCC partner Zanmi Lasante is raising awareness of mental health in Haiti. As part of this work, Zanmi Lasante and MCC have created a pair of social media graphics, designed to educate Haitians about trauma— its causes, and its aftereffects— and resilience— simple strategies everyone can use to build up their own ability to respond to traumatic events.
Many things, such as…
A car or motorcycle accident
witnessing any of the above
… can upset you, cause you distress, put you in a state of shock, make you suffer. #LetsActTogether
Zanmi Lasante and MCC worked together to come up with a list of resilience strategies relevant to the Haitian context, with the goal of encouraging personal reflection on resilience. What are your personal strategies for self-care in difficult situations?
What can you do when you’re in a state of shock?
spend time with people who care about me
take care of my body
participate in creative or artistic activities
play or watch sports
get a good night’s sleep
And you: what’s in your toolbox? #LetsActTogether