This document summarises the present position of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence on assisting populations exposed to extreme stressors, such as refugees, internally displaced persons, disaster survivors and terrorism-, war- or genocide-exposed populations.
Coping strategies and mental health outcomes of conflict-affected persons in the Republic of Georgia
Saxon et al., 2017
Many conflict-affected persons in Georgia are still suffering mental health problems years after the conflicts. A number of specific coping strategies appear to be associated with better mental health and should be encouraged and supported where possible.
Torture against children in rebel captivity in Northern Uganda: physical and psychological effects and implications for clinical practice
Kennedy Amone-P'Olak, 2009
TORTURE Volume 19, Number 2,
Although torture in adults is well documented, studies that document its use against children, especially during war, are rare. This study documented the use of torture against children and its physical and psychological consequences during the war in Northern Uganda.
AVRE is a non-government organization. It was founded in 1992 on the initiative of a group of psychiatrists of the National University of Colombia. Its mission is to facilitate an integral recovery of persons and communities that have been victims of socio-political violence.
The Centre for Humanitarian Psychology (CHP) is an international organisation whose aim is to provide psychological support to humanitarian workers in the field. We work through a network of professionals who are both psychologists and familiar with humanitarian work, trainers, partners and volunteers, in Europe and in the field. (also in French and Spanish)
The SPA is a registered (since 1993), non-profit, non-governmental mental health organization. It is based in Zagreb, Croatia. It welcomes mental health professionals as full members and other people as beneficiaries without regard to gender, race, ethnicity or religious affiliation. (In Croatian and English.)