With the support of international aid organizations and the World Health Organization, the Ukrainian government has set up many projects intended to mitigate the effects of the war on the psychosocial health of the population remaining in Ukraine. Most are under an umbrella organization called the National Program of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support headed by Olena Zelenska, the wife of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
This program claims to have trained some 60,000 specialists and comprises over a dozen projects ranging from interactive cellphone apps to websites and TV public service announcements. Here’s a look at two of them:
A cartoon series called How to Support Yourself offers tips on combatting stress and learning to live in a situation of war.
“Tell me honestly, how are you?” is a series of one-minute public service announcement starring Ukrainian personalities and TV hosts offering “self-help kits” for managing anxiety.
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