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Resource: Community-Based MHPSS in Areas of Mass Violence (MSF)

MSF has published a manual that provides a good basis for psychosocial interventionists responding to man-made crises. It’s basic and intended for coordinators and lay people. Psychosocial and Mental Health Interventions in Areas of Mass Violence: A Community-Based Approach by Kaz de Jong for Medicins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors without Borders. March 2011 I think it would be a useful tool in communicating and psychoeducation, especially for non-mental health colleagues or… Read Article →

A building in Amsterdam at night along the canal.

Higher Rates of Psychosis in Migrant Populations

I was recently listening to a podcast about global mental health. The guest speaker mentioned that   Perceived #discrimination is a risk factor for #schizophrenia in #migrant populations. Click To Tweet   What??? This set off one of my more intense google binges. As I wrote about before, I am interested in the experiences of migrants. These are often innocent people who are often fleeing their country of origin because… Read Article →

A young woman stands in front of a cabin in the jungle in Guatemala.

Remembering Refugees

I started a Twitter account to go along with this blog. I follow humanitarian agencies  and journalists. All I see are updates about refugees. They are being plucked out of the sea. They are children arriving alone. They are not prepared for the winter. They can’t go home, and they can’t go on. And then I think about all the refugees and asylum seekers that didn’t get the world’s attention… Read Article →