South Sudan: “Our hearts have gone dark”: The mental health impact of South Sudan’s conflict

Parties to South Sudan’s internal armed conflict that erupted in December 2013 have violated international human rights and humanitarian law, with a devastating impact on civilian populations. These violations have also had less visible, but no less significant, repercussions on people’s mental health—the state of emotional and psychological wellbeing in which individuals can realize their potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and be active members of their community.

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