Exporting Trauma

In her article Exporting trauma: can the talking cure do more harm than good?, published by the Guardian on 5 February 2015, Anna Leach discusses the consequences of Western aid agencies' increased focus on mental health in crisis intervention.

By using examples such as Rwanda, the Phillipines and Croatia, Leach shows that mental health services might cause more harm than good. She argues that the reason for this is a lack of recognition of differing cultural understandings of mental disease and healing practices.

Read the whole article here.