Collective trauma in northern Sri Lanka: a qualitative psychosocial-ecological study

Daya Somasundaram (ijmhs)

Complex situations that follow war and natural disasters have a psychosocial impact on not only the individual but also on the family, community and society. Just as the mental health effects on the individual psyche can result in non pathological distress as well as a variety of psychiatric disorders; massive and widespread trauma and loss can impact on family and social processes causing changes at the family, community and societal levels.

Key wordscommunity crisis / community reconstruction / disaster / mental health / rehabilitation / social support

CountriesSri Lanka