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Ukraine’s first suicide prevention hotline helps address trauma of Russian invasion

The first suicide prevention hotline in Ukraine’s history turned four in October 2023. Since it was launched in 2019, Lifeline Ukraine has proven increasingly necessary as Ukrainians struggle with the mental health challenges posed by Russia’s full-scale invasion. When I was tasked with creating Lifeline Ukraine, I knew nothing about suicide prevention. I am not […]

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Ukrainian MPs confirm appointment of Rustem Umerov as country’s new Defense Minister

Ukrainian MPs voted on September 7 to confirm the appointment of Rustem Umerov as the country’s new Defense Minister. Umerov previously headed Ukraine’s State Property Fund and also played key roles as a negotiator in prisoner exchanges with Russia and the UN-brokered Black Sea Grain Initiative. He replaces Oleksii Reznikov in what is the biggest […]