Mental health of activists in Iraq

1Eman A. Al-Kaseer MB ChB, FIBMS

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Abstract:

Background: Iraq witnessed a new phenomenon, thousands of young demonstrates were flooding streets of Baghdad, chanting their poignant trademark slogan "nureedwaten". In Iraq, a little research was focusing on mental health. No published data on mental health of protestors. Objective: to comment on mental health of protestors. Methods: A total of 460 protestors from Tahrir square (center of Baghdad). Their age range 20-40 years giving male to female ratio of 2.28:1. The personnel team was at corners of the square. The variables of interest were emotional, social, psychological well-being in addition to demographic information. Results: Out of the total, 98 (21.3%) were flourished. No significant association between age and the flourishing (p=0.4). Sex was not associated with flourishing (p=0.08). The flourishing increased significantly with educational level (p=0.0001). Conclusion: Protesting as a collective action enhanced flourishing among Iraqi youths

Keywords:

mental health, flourishing, protesting, collective action

Paper Details
Month2
Year2021
Volume25
IssueIssue 2
Pages932-937