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Dr. Richard Clark
The purpose of this study was to look at the mental health of post resettled refugees and the integration process through past studies. Resettled refugees deal with a multitude of problems prior, during and after resettlement and this is a look at the mental health problems associated with this experience. I looked at past studies that focused on the process of successfully integrating refugees and then some studies on their personal experiences and mental health during the transition. Overall, English language skills and social interactions significantly aided to successful integration. In regards to reports of mental illness, PTSD rates were at 62% within one cohort of refugees and major depression at 51% of the cohort. Once refugees are resettled, focusing efforts on English language courses and appropriate health services could improve the success of integrating people with refugee status into their new communities.
Berry, Grace, "Life Experiences of Refugees: Integration and Mental Health as Intersecting Realities" (2018). Senior Honors Projects. 116.
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