Emergency workers struggle to get mental health services in El Salvador

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:11pm

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El Salvador's citizens have faced multiple traumas in the past decades: war, gang violence, natural disasters and now COVID-19. Yet, there are very few mental health professionals, especially for the majority of the population who rely on the public health system. Anna-Catherine Brigida reports from San Salvador about a group of ambulance workers on how they cope with the tragedy they see on a daily basis.