New mental health center for children
Japanese mental health experts will set up a psychological care center to help children who survived the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.
Psychiatrists and therapists decided to establish the new center in Tokyo, to make up for a shortage of mental health professionals in areas affected by the disaster.
Many children in northeast Japan continue to show signs of psychological instability, such as crying at night or not playing outside.
The center will start by sending experts to affected areas on a long-term basis by the end of December. It will work with 44 mental health organizations across Japan in the process.
The center will also provide training to teachers in affected areas on how to deal with the children.