Peacebuilding and Mental Health: Moving beyond Individual Pathology to Community Responsibility

Moving beyond Individual Pathology to Community Responsibility

  • Maureen Flaherty
Keywords: mental health; community building; strategic peacebuilding; whole-health strategies; Canada; Ukraine

Abstract

This article asserts the importance of directing the attention of the global community not only on treatment, but also on a holistic view of health and health care services that will make it impossible for any individual to believe that they are not worthy of every consideration and support to be fully functioning, empowered community members. Authors call upon psychologists, social workers and other professionals interested in peacebuilding to refocus, not away from trauma recovery, but more broadly to whole health for all communities

Published
2019-03-03
Section
Articles