Dr Nolly Cole, 10Eighty psychotherapist and coach wrote an article on ‘The Social and psychological impact of armed struggle’.

According to Ignacio Martín-Baró, the problem of mental health, understood from the principle that each individual is part of a network of social relations, arises when a situation threatens these interactions and generates a negative impact on the psyche of the individual. Armed struggle is considered the greatest cause of affectation of human relations, with socio-economic effects that lead to irrationality and dehumanisation.

The suffering involved in traumatic situations, such as armed struggle, also offers the opportunity to strengthen resilience in certain people.

Read the full article here

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