We Are Like You is a collaborative project between the Aita Menni Hospital of Arrasate – Mondragón (Gipuzkoa, Spain) and the Saint Benedict Menni Health Center of Monrovia (Liberia), both belonging to the Order of the Sisters Hospitallers.
The project aims to improve the health conditions of patients in the health center, and treat patients with mental illness and/or suffering from substance abuse and mental handicaps.
For this purpose, the project includes plans for the building and renovation of installations in order to incorporate specialized consultation facilities for mental disorders and a nursing unit to the Benedict Menni Center, as well as training programs for local health teams for the care of mentally ill patients.
The project follows the mental health policy guidelines promoted by Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the measures implemented at the Grant Mental Hospital, with which those behind the project work closely.
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In addition, We Are Like You has a side project named The Scholarship Program, which aim is helping children and young people from the health center’s underprivileged environment to have a better future through scholarships to cover the costs of their school or university education, which in Liberia are paid for.
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The Government of Liberia, through the National Steering Committee for the Youth-at-Risk Program, has launched...04 September, 2023
“I´d tell other women to come to the Step Down Unit, so they can heal."
"I would tell other women to keep courage and take their medication, to ignore those who are stigmatising them."
"Life has made me more confident of myself since I have been treated here"