In war zones and disaster-affected areas, many witness the sight of dead bodies and people being hurt. In extreme circumstances, victims can also be present or experience forced rape, shooting or torture under detention.
Inevitably, this leads to mental and psychological trauma and distress. Unfortunately, time does not heal trauma. A victim must be helped to express suffering and to confront bad memories, with the support and guidance of an empathetic and informed adult. The very act of talking or writing about, or even acting out, traumatic events is a route to begin healing and start on the road to recovery.
Mercy Universal specialists provide guidance and psychological treatment for these victims.