I. THE SETTING
A few years ago, when Cody Haviland was an undergraduate at Kansas Wesleyan University, a professor from Harvard spoke to Haviland?s class about the current state of mental health care in Liberia.
Wesleyan, along with higher profile universities like Brown and Harvard, was part of a volunteer initiative charged with providing mental health services to the small, war-ravaged West African nation. Dr. Patrick Lee described the effects of trauma ? the levels of anxiety and depression, the incidence of suicide, the rates of substance abuse ? on a country that had only recently emerged from two violent civil wars.
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