Mind at war: The social and cultural dimensions of mental illness in (post) conflict Lebanon Public Deposited

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  • February 26, 2019
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  • Sharara, Sima Lynn
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Global Studies
Abstract
  • Entrapped within the tight geographic boundaries of Lebanon, the rippling effects of conflict are felt nationally and indiscriminately, on a social, economic, infrastructural, and political level. However, a greatly overlooked collateral damage of prolonged conflict is its impact on health, particularly mental health. In this thesis, I will examine the social and cultural dimension of mental illness in Lebanon, with a particular focus on the impact of war and conflict. My research will assess understandings of mental illness, perceptions of societal stigma, and beliefs about vulnerability to illness, adaptive coping mechanisms, and obstacles to seeking care.
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  • Estroff, Sue
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  • Bachelor of Arts
Honors level
  • Highest Honors
Degree granting institution
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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