When psychological first aid is not enough: personal reflections on psychosocial interventions in Duma, a village in north West Bank

Abstract: This personal reflection describes the experience of a Swiss/Belgian psychologist who has been working as a mental health programme coordinator in Palestine for Médecins du Monde France for 2.5 years. His reflection (which does not necessarily reflect the view of Médecins du Monde France) touches on the importance of rethinking psychosocial interventions for individuals and communities facing continuous critical events. The author also reflects on his background, his motivation and challenges, as well the impact of the current situation on Médecins du Monde, in terms of both international and national staff.

Zimmermann, Maximilien