Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 3, Topic 5: Mental Health
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.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.