Journal Articles (selected)

Article which outlines the theory on which the blog is based:
Kienzler, H. (2021). SymptomSpeak: Women’s Struggle for History and Health in Kosovo. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, pp.1-22.
Selected articles connected to mental health in war and conflict:

Book Chapters (selected)

Kienzler, H., Spence, C. & Wenzel, T. A culture-sensitive and person-centred approach: Understanding and evaluating cultural factors, social background and history when working with refugees. In T. Wenzel & B. Drozdek (Eds.), An uncertain safety. Integrative health care for the 21 century refugees (pp. 101-116). Cham: Springer.

Kienzler, H. & Locke, P. (2017). The effects of societal violence in war and post-war contexts. In R. White, D. Orr, S. Jain, U. Read (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Mental Health: Socio-cultural Perspectives (pp. 285-305). Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Baron, D., Wenzel, T., Kienzler, H., & Jin Zhu, L. (2016). Neglected factors in addressing man-made disasters. In G. Christodoulou, J. Mezzich, N. Christodoulou, & D. Leccic-Tosevski (Eds.), Disasters: Mental health context and responses (pp.203-214). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Pedersen, D. & Kienzler, H. (2014). Mental health and illness outcomes in civilian populations exposed to armed conflict and war. In S.O. Okpaku (Ed.), Essential of global mental health (pp. 307-315). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kienlzer, H. (2012). Réponses psychiatriques aux problèmes de santé liés au trauma dans le Kosova de l’après-guerre. In J.C. Suarez-Herrera & M.J. Blain (Eds.), La recherche en sante mondiale. Perspectives socio-anthropologiques (pp. 213-228). 114 Cahiers scientifiques de l’Acfas. Montréal: Acfas.

Kirmayer, L., Kienzler, H., Afana, H., & Pedersen, D. (2010). Trauma and disasters in social and cultural context. In D. Bhugra & C. Morgan (Eds.), Principles of social psychiatry (Vol. 2, pp. 155-177). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Reports and Interviews

Oyedele, A., Asif, Z. & Kienzler, H. Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) directory for refugees and migrants in London. CSMH Special S001. London: ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health.

Ermansons, G., Kienzler, H., & Schofield, P. (2022). Refugee mental health and the role of place. Centre for Society and Mental Health Blog.

Kienzler, H., Asif, Z., Oyedele, A., & Metro Charity. (2021). “Mental health and the asylum process,” episode 7 of podcast “Our Sick Society”

Silent Harm – A report assessing the situation of repatriated children’s psycho-social health. UNICEF Kosovo in cooperation with Kosovo Health Foundation. Prishtina: UNICEF Kosovo. Accessible at:

Interview on “Where Is The Post? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in War Settings” published on the blog “The Trauma Journals” by Alessandro Massazza.

Interview with Science 151 on “Kosovo: A country between hope and despair”.