Mental health

Mental health of refugees

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Authors:
WHO and UNHCR

Publication details

Number of pages: 134
Publication date: 1996
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 92 4 154486 4

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Overview

This manual - intended for those who work with refugees and other displaced persons or who aim to assist them – looks at the mental health problems that are all too common in persons who have fled their homes and countries. War and natural disasters cause stress, terror, loss and bereavement.

The manual describes the mental health impact of these and other traumatic experiences. It gives practical advice on how to help refugees and other displaced persons for pre-existing or adversity-induced mental disorders.