Psychosocial and mental health interventions in areas of mass violence

2011MSF, Kaz De Jong

These guidelines and the contribution to the Inter Agency Standing Committee Guidelines, Mental Health: Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings is written to share our technical experiences, to help colleagues and other humanitarian workers to avoid repeating the mistakes we have made. We do not claim that our intervention model is the only way to approach psychosocial or mental health problems in areas of conflict. We realise the limitations and opportunities of our organisation’s specific medical, humanitarian emergency origin as well as the specificity of our experiences.

Key wordsarmed conflict / community crisis / community reconstruction / post-traumatic stress disorder / poverty / psychiatric diagnosis / psychiatric illness / psychosocial intervention / reconstruction / social support / trauma / treatment / violence

CategoryManuals and guidelines