The State, Conflict and the Individual: The Effect of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Insurrections in Sri Lankan on the Mental Welfare of a Population

@article{Watkins2005TheSC,
  title={The State, Conflict and the Individual: The Effect of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Insurrections in Sri Lankan on the Mental Welfare of a Population},
  author={Jonathan Watkins},
  journal={Medicine, Conflict and Survival},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={216 - 229}
}
This article describes the nature and effect of violence and conflict on the social and personal welfare of a local population using the example of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) insurrections in Sri Lanka. It considers the impact of violence on individuals and communities both directly from traumatic events and indirectly through the social and political consequences of the violence. Mental health is taken as an indicator of human welfare, and its relationship to the political and… Expand
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