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The Effect of Urban Trauma on the Spirit.

The Effect of Urban Trauma on the Spirit.

The constant, recurring stress of urban living has been exacerbated in the past few decades by opioid addiction, homelessness, family dysfunction, crime, widening income inequality, displacement of populations, with resultant mental health issues manifested by increasing suicide rates and depression. The problems have reached the level where they are considered a form of trauma – “urban trauma”. When there is overt urban terror as well, the urban trauma adds to the destructive effect and yields “complex urban trauma” that is not easily treatable. Coming closer to Jung’s view of the Self provides a possible method of dealing with the effects of increasing terror attacks in urban centres.