A diverse body of different actors and stakeholders offers a multitude of services and assistance for conflict-affected communities in Northern Uganda. There are relational and interactional dynamics between providers of services and intended beneficiaries, where there are often a variety of different ways to conceptualize and manage problems stemming from years of armed conflict.

This article reports on one in-depth case study of a family who have struggled for years with mental illness/spiritual problems in the years during and after the armed conflict in Northern Uganda. It uses a ‘marketplace metaphor’ to gain a more holistic and dynamic understanding of the ways in which people try out different options to manage issues related to years of armed conflict and seek healing.