Mining Induced Displacement and Mental Health: A Call for Action

  • Kristen P. Goessling
Original Article


India is a country of unparalleled diversity within both the cultural and ecological spheres of life. This paper examines the author’s experience exploring and inquiring into the mental health implications of mining and mining induced displacement within several Adivasi (tribal) communities in Andhra Pradesh, India. Through collaboration with Samata, a local Non-Government Organization (NGO), a qualitative pilot study was conducted to explore potential effects of mining on three communities that have been threatened by mining for a number of years. A particular focus is paid to women and the unique challenges they currently face.


Human rights violations Development Mental health Feminist Critical cross-cultural inquiry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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