Refugees experience profound hardship in their home-country, displaced country and throughout the period of re-settlement. Experiences like direct or indirect exposure to traumatic events, torture, sexual abuse and stigmatized refugee identity post-resttlement are major risk factors for the development of mental health coniditions inlcuding PTSD, depression and psychosis. Despite major risk factors for the development of mental health conditions, culturally-specific mental health stigma persists as a major barrier to addressing mental health among refugees. This project emphasizes techniques and self-education that can be utilized to improve mentah health screening and identification among refugee patients in Vermont.
CVMC-Berlin Main Campus
Refugee, mental health, stigma, confidentiality, culture, somatic
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Community Health | Medical Education | Primary Care | Psychiatric and Mental Health
Caus, Sandi, "Assessment and Awareness of Mental Health Conditions among Refugees in Vermont" (2021). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 673.