Expert: how can countries address refugees’ mental health?
Laila Soudi of Stanford University writes about a need
STANFORD, Calif. — Millions are displaced by conflict every day, but they may not be receiving the psychosocial support they need, suggests Laila Soudi, a researcher at California’s Stanford University of Medicine in the UK’s Guardian.
“There needs to be a structural revision in how those fleeing violence and conflict are welcomed and integrated in safe countries,” explains Soudi. “The cost of doing nothing is immense. Untreated, the impact of conflict on mental health can endure for years, and over generations, at great cost to society.” [guardian.com]
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