• Olena Kostyuk P.L Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, National University of “Kyiv Mohyla Academy”, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Olena Boychuk Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, National University of “Kyiv Mohyla Academy”, Kyiv, Ukraine
Keywords: military losses, mental effects, types of lesions, gender characteristics, means of assistance and re-socialization


Abstract. Introduction. Personal development in competitive and adverse
conditions gives us plenty of examples that show negative behavior and
incapability of making peace between nations. The situation in the world today
confirms the previous statement, Ukraine suffers more than many other countries
because of the powerful neighbor from the East who forces our country to accept
his conditions. The war in Eastern Ukraine is the consequence of this irrational
and atavistic tendency. We are the victims of the aggravation between two
dialectic processes of social activism: disconnection (destructive situations, ATO,
loss of a family member, family break up, heightened level of aggression in the
community) connection (constructive and creative appearances, adaptation in
conditions of forced immigration, posttraumatic growth, resocialization after
overcoming trauma, tendency for reconciliation, personal growth in a new
This is the reality that requires psychological science and practice to find quick
and accurate answers because the goal is to save people's mental health in military
and mobilization conditions.
Purpose. The main goal of the research is to generalize the information about
psychological features of the people who have experienced loss. Also to spot the
stages of women's post-loss resocialization and factors that have a positive impact
on that resocialization.
Methodology. The authors of this paper made research on the psychological
features of the people who have experienced loss due to military situation in the
East of Ukraine and who need psychotherapy to help the process of
resocialization. The facts stated in the paper that helped to analyze the situation
were received during work in the period of 2015-2018 at the center of psycho-
social rehabilitation at National University of "Kyiv Mohyla Academy". 5370
people have addressed to the center to get help during this period. 1414 of them
have gotten individual consultations, 3953 have participated in group therapies.


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How to Cite
Kostyuk, O., & Boychuk, O. (2019). PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION OF GRIEVING FAMILY MEMBERS AND THEIR RESOCIALIZATION. Mental Health: Global Challenges Journal, 2(1), 21-27.