Ukraine – Russia crisis and its impacts on the mental health of Ukrainian young people during the COVID-19 pandemic

Chaaya C., Devi Thambi V., Sabuncu Ö., Abedi R., Osman Ahmed Osman A., Uwishema O., ...More

Annals of Medicine and Surgery, vol.79, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amsu.2022.104033
  • Journal Name: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Mental health, Ukraine-Russia, COVID-19, Conflict, Russia-Ukraine
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


© 2022 The AuthorsThe Russia-Ukraine crisis has been at the center of international talks since early 2022. This conflict, bursting after the sanitary crisis of the covid 19 pandemic, creates an atmosphere of uncertainty and instability, which negatively impacts many aspects, including mental health. Young Ukrainians have been suffering from socio-political instability for decades, and the current war, together with the Covid 19 pandemic, shatters hopes of brighter days. This commentary covers the challenges facing the younger generation in Ukraine and the impact of this situation on their mental health.