Over the past 10-years, the Carter has worked with the Government of Liberia and in 2005, launched the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program in Liberia.
During this time, they have trained 150 specialized nurses and physician assistants and 300 other mental health professionals, such as community mental health workers, assisting the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in establishing and implementing its National Mental Health Policy and creating anti-stigma campaigns nationwide to improve public understanding of mental illnesses.
Under the leadership of Dr. Tom Borneman at the Carter Center, Tom Crick and Dr. Janice Cooper and her staff in Liberia, the mental health program is making a significant impact on the country. Tom Crick, Associate Director at the Carter Center provides leadership to the Access for Justice Program and other initiatives. Many thanks to the Carter Center and Tom Crick for providing support of the Tri-Nation Ebola Fundraising event held at the Carter Center earlier in the year.