Gayane Ghazaryan is a graduate of the American University of Armenia with a degree in communications. She periodically writes articles and makes graphics for EVN Report. Gayane’s work revolves around topics of memory and exploration of narratives. She also does documentary photography as a medium for visual storytelling.
When the war broke out in Artsakh in the early 1990s, Aida Serobyan was a 36-year-old doctor and mother of three. She decided to volunteer for two months as a field doctor, but ended up staying for two years until the end of the war in 1994. Although she helped to heal the injured, she herself was wounded four times on the battlefield. This is her story.
Public Radio of Yerevan, known as Radyoya Erîvané or Erivan Radyosu* beyond the Armenian-Turkish border, has left a mark in the memories of thousands of Kurds across the Middle East, Europe and the former Soviet republics. Throughout the years when Kurdish language and culture were banned in Turkey, Radio Yerevan served as a bridge between the Kurdish people and their culture.
In this piece about mental health issues, Gayane Ghazaryan presents an overall picture of what struggles young people with mental disorders face in Armenia. By piecing together her personal experience with OCD, the stories of three young people and expert opinion, she presents the main factors that hinder the improvement of people’s mental health.