“60% of those who appealed for psychological assistance were participants of war,” Chief of the Department of Medical and Psychological Assistance of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Medical Service Khanim Sofiyeva said at the press conference of psychologists invited from Turkey in order to help citizens experienced psychological problems as a result of the Patriotic War, APA reports.
She noted that 20-25% of applicants were persons affected by the war: “The least appeals were from families of martyrs. It comes from our tradition it is associated with keeping mourning for at least a year. I appeal to families of martyrs, their grief is very great, but martyrs martyred for mother, homeland, family. They would not want their family to suffer. They would want them to keep their heads up and embrace life. The grief of families of martyrs is also our grief. Allow us to stand by you in such a moment. Just appeal, we are ready to help you within 24 hours.”