Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 3, Topic 5: Mental Health

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Abstract:

This eleven-page document in Kirundi and English educates people about mental health. It explains what mental illness is, and that refugees are more likely to have mental health problems because of traumatic experiences, and the difficulty of adjusting to a new place and way of life. It discusses various types of mental illnesses: depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, schizophrenia, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse. Symptoms and treatments are outlined. The USCRI's complete Life Skills for Burundian Refugees resource is also available at www.refugees.org

Author(s):
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Depression, Mental health, Panic disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), Refugees, Schizophrenia, Substance abuse, Suicide
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
1/1/2009
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