Nababaliw na? Mental health problems hound Marawi victims


Are Marawi evacuees turning crazy due to the prolonged conflict in their beloved city?

A Brigada News FM Cagayan de Oro report Thursday (August 10) bared that at least three Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from conflict-torn Marawi now have “mental health problems.”

These three people are currently staying at an evacuation center in Iligan City, which is 38 kilometers north of Marawi, the report said.

Oliver Inodeo, Monitoring officer of the Disaster Response Team of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Region 10, said the trio is comprised of a minor, an adult man, and an adult woman.

Their mental health problem reportedly stemmed from their severe depression over the persisting war in Marawi, which last May 23 was occupied by ISIS-linked Maute Group terrorists.

The three is now undergoing psychiatric intervention.