The Witch Doctor in the Sky: The Acholi, Mormonism, and Mental Health

During a one-year volunteer position with THRIVEGulu, an NGO with a mission of healing trauma in victims of the 20+ year war in Northern Uganda, this presenter lived among three cultures, the LDS culture, the Western mental health culture, and the Acholi culture. The interplay, clashes, connections, and confusions among these three cultures highlight the challenge of preserving core values in a diverse context.

Marie Blanchard