There was a cogent article written not long ago about the problematic nature of saying Palestinians, Kashmiris, Rohingya, & other subjected to war & genocide suffer mental illness as a result. Of course they suffer psychologically. One would have to be a cement block not to. But identifying a rational response to genocide as mental illness skirts ‘blaming the victim’ which is grotesque. The psychological trauma of seeing loved ones arrested, disappeared, tortured, raped, assaulted, disfigured, disabled, demoralized is a heavy weight for any society to bear. For those who stand with Kashmiris blinded by pellet guns, it means redoubling our efforts to educate about India’s war crimes in Kashmir, campaigning internationally against the use of pellet guns, & campaigning against the occupation.