Onedayinmyworld@onedayinmyworld

@witness_change campaign amplifying voices and uncovering stories of people living with mental health conditions around the world.

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"I came here with my family, my mother, father and young brother," says 14 year old Bilal Al Fadoos from Syria. "We’ve been in Lesbos 20 days. We were in Turkey for eight days. We came on a rubber boat across the sea with 63 people inside. Half way across in pitch blackness they didn’t know where they were, children were crying, all the family were afraid. We started to pray to ask God to help them.”
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The Island of Lesbos, Greece: Moria camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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"When I am sad and frustrated I remember my house before the war started," says 12 year old Riham Saad from Syria. "I don’t think about the camp as my home… I’m happy I think about my house before the war. All that I hope is to leave the camp."
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The Island of Lesbos, Greece: Moria camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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"The house I was living in was destroyed," says 12 year old Riham Saad from Damascus, Syria. She left Syria with her parents and siblings fearing they’d be killed if they stayed. "Life in the camp is not good," says Riham, "because people are fighting, because of the gas bombing by the police, and it is not good for us… the camp environment is making the situation difficult because many kids are sick in the camp, the food line makes life difficult and increases the stress…the environment in the camp is very difficult especially the food line and makes people fight, if you miss your turn you miss your food and water."
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Second photo: 14 year old Kassim Hajem with his 47 year old mother Ablam Saleh, from Syria.
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Third photo: 17 year old Adham Lambo, born in Syria of Lebanese descent.
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The Island of Lesbos, Greece: Moria camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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"The Syrian people have seen everything, they killed their brother, their mother, their father - and so, now mental health problems have become normal," says Ali Mohammed Hassan, 25 (black singlet). "I might be safe, but I’m always thinking about my brother who I left in Syria. I’m worried about them." Ali and other young men from Deir Ez-Zor Syria hide from the afternoon sun in the informal extension of Moria camp known as Olive Grove. They have been at the camp between two and six months. They all left Syria they say because to stay would mean to be forced to fight either for the government or ISIS.
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The Island of Lesbos, Greece: Moria camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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"When I feel anxious, I go to the beach... I don’t wish for anything in specific, I just wish I’d leave the camp," says Riham, 12, from Damascus, Syria.
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The Island of Lesbos, Greece: Moria camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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A therapeutic group for children coming from war zones using play, art and story telling. The sessions take place at the MSF clinic stationed just outside Moria camp.
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The Island of Lesbos, Greece: Moria camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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"These containment policies, these asylum procedures, are just taking away
the hope from people. People are losing the control of their future, and this has a huge impact on their mental health," says Luca Fontana, a field coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières working in Moria.
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At Moria, Lesbos, a camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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A recently arrived family from Afghanistan in Olive Grove, Moria camp extension.
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At Moria, Lesbos, a camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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“The sea was dark and we couldn’t see anything and the youngsters were crying and we were afraid and we kept on saying: Dear God get us there,” says Bilal Al Fadoos, originally from Syria, describing the latest part of his flight from his home in war torn Syria - the crossing from Turkey to the Greek Island of Lesbos. Thousands of life jackets left behind by arriving migrants are gathered at a dump on Lesbos Island, Greece.
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At Moria, Lesbos, a camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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"Moria camp is a horrible place. It is unsafe for women, for children. There are a lot of fights. It's not clean. They don't have enough spaces for everyone," says Abeer (not her real name), originally from Iraq. "I think that Moria camp, if you stay here for a long time, it kind of amplifies whatever mental problems that you already had before. Because if you are depressed, you are definitely getting more depressed because there's absolutely nothing that gives you hope or happiness in the camp."
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The Island of Lesbos, Greece: Moria camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutboarders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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"I remember when the airplane came very close with the big noise, and dropped the bomb and people on the street outside were dead," says 14 year old Bidoor Almohamad. The Almohamad family, now in Moria refugee camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos, left their home in Deir Ez-Zor, Syria in November 2017. “Our House was completely destroyed,” says Bidoor’s mother. “Six years ago we had hope but after our home was destroyed, when there were no longer jobs, when my cousin was killed, my brother went missing, when we saw people dead in the street, people dead in their homes, people cut in two, then we lost hope.”
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The Island of Lesbos, Greece: a camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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“I came to Greece and became a refugee in Lesbos like the rest of the people but a lot of them left, I have been here for 8 months on this island, living a life like I’m in prison.” 21 year old Mohamed Al Faris is a refugee from Syria. Thousands of people looking for safety from countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Congo continue to risk their lives to reach Europe. Those who try to arrive via Turkey and the Aegean Sea have been trapped for an indefinite period on islands in Greece as part of the EU/Turkey deal and its deterrence and containment approach. In Lesvos (Lesbos), there are currently 8,000 people in a camp made for a maximum of 2,500.
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Moria camp in Lesbos overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. Photo by @hammond_robin. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld


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