- Jan 22, 2021
Fears are growing that the Central African Republic could experience an upsurge of violence has it prepares for presidential elections later this year. The conflict in the country has led to an increase in mental health problems, especially among the young.
Maggie Musso (née Skoch) earned a BA in Theology at the University of Notre Dame, where she developed a passion for working with and serving people with mental illness.
Three years ago, Betty Koscinski, 75, lost her son to suicide. She now spends most of her time and energy spreading hope and educating others about mental illness.
Ninety-four mentally ill patients died after suffering dehydration, septic bed sores and uncontrolled seizures in unlicensed nongovernmental organizations in Gauteng province, South Africa. The country’s Jesuit institute called the event a “gross violation of human rights” and asked for “suitable reparations according to the gravity of the damage.”
A 64-year-old Italian man who is reportedly mentally ill rammed his car through a police checkpoint at St. Peter’s Square on Friday evening, demanding to meet with Pope Francis. He was immediately stopped by police officers, and is now undergoing treatment at a mental health center.