Journal article

Sustained Neglect in Mental Health during Nepal’s Crises

Shiva Raj Mishra, Pratik Khanal, Vishnu Khanal

Health Prospect | Nepal Journals Online (JOL) | Published : 2018

Abstract

Conflict in Nepal seems never resolving and the current generation has grown up in the environment of armed and political conflict characterized by indiscriminate killing, violent demonstration and widespread hostility. Adding to agony, the April 2015 earthquake left two million homeless and the 2015 Indo-Nepal economic blockade has created hostility among different community ethnic groups. With such background, this commentary highlights issues related to conflict, disaster and their relation to mental health. We also identify some gaps in existing health system, medical education and current focus on preventive approach to mental health. Mental health policy was endorsed in 1996; however, ..

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