Community-Based Approaches to Mental Health and Conflict Resolution in Post-Conflict Libya

2013Amanda Lubit

Post-conflict Libya faces the challenges of establishing a national health system that is capable of addressing mental health needs for a population traumatized by decades of repression and a recent war. In order to recover, traumatized populations require feelings of safety, calm, empowerment, connectedness, and hope. To help achieve this outcome, programs must focus on medical and social aspects at both the individual and community level.

Key wordsmental health / peace processes / post conflict / transitional justice