Addressing the Psychosocial and Mental Health Needs of Tibetan Refugees in India

  • Eva Ketzer
  • Antonella Crescenzi
Part of the The Springer Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


As long as human rights are violated, there can be no foundation for peace. How can peace exist in a society where some members oppress their brothers and sisters and knowingly violate their fundamental human rights? How can peace grow where truth is not allowed to surface and speaking the truth is a crime? (His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama)


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  • Eva Ketzer
  • Antonella Crescenzi

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