Mental health

Refugee camp in northern Greece quarantined after Covid-19 infection

A refugee camp in Nea Kavala was quarantined by health authorities on Thursday after a pregnant woman tested positive for Covid-19, according to reports in local media.

Teams from the National Organization for Public Health (EODY), along with the Health Ministry's infectious disease expert Sotiris Tsiodras, are at the camp testing all residents.

Mitsotakis has a mandate, early elections a mistake

The coronavirus epidemic has expedited the modernization of the state and even the private sector. We have all seen the digitization of many public services, the growing and efficient use of the internet, the expansion of teleworking, the successful implementation of online education, while at the same time appreciating the resilience of the National Healthcare System.

‘Rising signs of depression, in Turkey’ warns medical expert

According to data from the Health Ministry, increasing number of people in Turkey suffer from depression, said Professor Mansur Beyazyürek. "Independent of their socio-economic level or political views Turks give signs of depression; this is across the board phenomenon," Beyazyürek told Hürriyet Daily News.

Almost 5,500 unaccompanied refugee children live in Greece, data shows

An estimated 5,463 unaccompanied refugee children were living in Greece at the end of January, according to data presented by Deputy Social Affairs Minister Domna Michailidou in Parliament on Thursday.

The data is based on a bi-weekly report compiled by the Labor Ministry's National Center for Social Solidarity (EKKA), with the support from UNICEF.

Society's Biggest Plague is Mental Health. Can We Stop It?

Mental illness has become an enormous global problem, and this issue has plagued our society on the whole. Over 300 million individuals, which is approximately 4.4% of the worldwide population, are suffering from depression and other mental illnesses. This is an alarming figure, and it is times that people took the necessary steps to fight mental instability and embrace positivity.

Teacher on trial for allegedly encouraging students to ignore parents' 'xenophobic views'

A court on Monday on the eastern Aegean island of Samos will hear a case brought by a local parents association against a teacher whom they accuse of encouraging students to ignore the wishes of their parents regarding their opposition to refugee students entering the school.