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Nile Sisters Focuses on Refugee and Ethnic Mental Health Throughout May

Filed in Event News, Health Program News by on May 11, 2017

Conceptual illustration of a tree as metaphor of mental illness versus mental health

Since 1949, the US has designated the month of May as national Mental Health Month». Throughout the month, events such as Mental Health Matters Day: Building Momentum and Strength Together» provide opportunities for the mental-health community and other stakeholders to raise awareness and understanding of mental health conditions in order to reduce stigma, educate the public, and advocate for affected individuals / communities. NSDI (Nile Sisters Development Initiative) is proud to join this long-standing tradition on behalf of refugee and ethnic populations.

In October 2016, NSDI conducted a community round-table discussion» of the mental and behavioral health needs of refugee and immigrant communities in San Diego County. Two subsequent community dialogues» convened to discuss the themes that emerged from the initial round table.

In May 2017, NSDI released Advancing Equity: Refugee and Ethnic Mental Health», the most recent publication in the region to provide an overview of mental and behavioral health concerns and emergent themes from community dialogues with refugee and ethnic service providers in San Diego County.

Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health Resources
Download Advancing Equity»
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center»
Centers for Disease Control Refugee Health Profiles»
Refugee Behavioral Health National and Regional Resources»
Office of refugee Resettlement Emotional Wellness»
Centers for Disease Control Mental Health of Survivors of the 2010 Haitian Earthquake Living in the United States»