An-Najah Excels in Research in the Field of Mental Health in the Palestinian Community
An-Najah National University plays an important role in making valuable and concrete contributions to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, more specifically, to achieving the objectives defined at the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Thus, the University has been distinguished in research activities specialized in the mental health of the Palestinian community. Through these research activities, the university has acquired a larger potential for contributing to societal development.
The Palestinian population has been exposed to a series of traumatic events, including imprisonment, torture and human rights abuse, house demolitions, land confiscation, movement restrictions and the indignities of unemployment and under-employment and many other traumatic events.
Also, the Palestinians are living in extremely difficult socioeconomic conditions, and they are daily experiencing violence and trauma while living in Palestine. The impact of the violence was all encompassing. Family functioning was significantly affected, and individuals experienced such problems as psychological trauma, depression, social exclusion, and economic deprivation.
These conditions affected the mental health of the Palestinian people as the mental health disorders constitute one of the largest health problems in Palestine they are a source of much frustration and tension and can have an immense psychological impact.
Dr. Fayez Mahamid from the University's Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences in cooperation with local and international researchers, carried out several research studies in the field of psychology and the mental health in general, and applied psychology in particular (mental health treatment programs, therapeutic counseling and interventions).
To learn more about these research studies, please visit the following links:
- Collective Trauma, Quality of Life and Resilience in Narratives of Third Generation Palestinian Refugee Children
- Happiness, Sadness, and Hope for the Future in Narratives of Palestinian Refugee Children
- Psychosocial Interventions for Third-Generation Palestinian Refugee Children: Current Challenges and Hope for the Future
- The Association Between Positive Religious Coping, Perceived Stress, and Depressive Symptoms During the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Among a Sample of Adults in Palestine: Across Sectional Study
- The Association Between Attachment Patterns and Parenting Styles With Emotion Regulation Among Palestinian Preschoolers
- Stress of COVID-19 and mental health outcomes in Palestine: the mediating role of well‑being and resilience