Treating Mental Health Needs of Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers
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An overview of a conference held October 19, 2018 by The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians and Safe Space Radio called "Meeting the Mental and Physical Needs of Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Maine." Participants included Deqa Dhalac, Intercultural Program Manager for the Center for Grieving Children, Dr. Shattuck-Heidorn, Maine State Refugee Health Coordinator, and Alain Nahimana, Executive Director of the Greater Portland immigrant Welcome Center. Topics discussed include mental health challenges particular to immigrants, refugees, and asylees; the necessity for U. S. healthcare workers to understand the cultural background - including cultural stigmas about mental illness - of their immigrant patients; and the strain of long-term separation from partners, family and friends.
Harrison, Kathreen, "Treating Mental Health Needs of Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers" (2018). Maine News Index – Amjambo Africa!. 105.