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Conflict, Peace and Mental HealthAddressing the Consequences of Conflict and Trauma in Northern Ireland$
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David Bolton

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090998

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090998.001.0001

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Postscript: the rupture of loss and trauma

Postscript: the rupture of loss and trauma

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(p.186) Postscript: the rupture of loss and trauma
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Conflict, Peace and Mental Health
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David Bolton

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090998.003.0012

The book concludes with the Postscript - a more personal reflection by the author on the impact of loss and trauma on individuals and the community affected by war, conflict and disaster. Beyond research and research findings, the author draws attention to the importance of empathy, to relationships, to the need for healing, to taking responsibility, to letting go, to social justice and fairness, to the need to invest in future generations after conflicts end, to the importance of hope, and the place of growth and resilience. He concludes with a plea for the human impact of war and conflict to be a key and early consideration, when peace is being made after conflicts end.

Keywords:   Trauma, Loss, Faith, Relationships, Justice, Resilience, Healing, Social justice, Hope

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