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The Mental Health Costs of Repression

Macbean, Nicola

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Chinese civil society activists and human rights lawyers are experiencing unprecedented levels of repression. The relentless pressure, as well as the acts of police violence and torture, has made many fearful of the consequences of their work. This is, inevitably, taking a toll on the mental health of activists. While psychological counselling services in China have expanded in recent years, most counsellors are reluctant to work with politically sensitive clients. This essay examines the need...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018-04
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205366
DOI: 10.22459/MIC.04.2018.22
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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