9 Oct 2018

Mental health 'severe' on Nauru - Australian doctor

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 9 October 2018

There are growing concerns for the welfare of detainees on Nauru after its government ordered an end to the mental health service provided by Doctors Without Borders. The international charity had identified cases of schizophrenia and family violence among those detained on the island, and high rates of depression especially among children. Australia's Refugee Action Coaltion says a 26-year-old male refugee was arrested yesterday after a suicide attempt. Paul Bouert is an Australian doctor who has treated children from Nauru