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mental health, racial inequality, education




Armenia is one of many countries whose population faces mental health struggles to a relatively high degree. However, the extent of these struggles is relatively unknown due to the country's underreporting of recent, accurate data on mental health statistics. Armenia's mental health crisis can be attributed to many factors. some of which include residual trauma from various events in the country's history (such as the Armenian Genocide and the earthquake of 1988), domestic violence, perpetuation of cultural stigmas that keep individuals from seeking help for mental illness, and lack of resources and healthcare infrastructure. A few of the most prominent consequences of the crisis include human right violations, lack of economic mobility, and harm to interpersonal relationships. Some of the most common practices used to combat the undertreatment of mental illness include furthered education for both health professionals and the public, and increased advocacy. There are a few organizations in Armenia who are attempting to address these goals with varying success.