Perceptions Toward Mental Illness and Seeking Psychological Help among Bhutanese Refugees Resettled in the U.S.

This study examined perceptions toward mental health and seeking psychological care among Bhutanese refugees in a large Midwestern U.S. city. Bhutanese adults (n = 201) completed a community health needs assessment. Survey questions addressed beliefs toward mental health and seeking psychological care. Perceptions toward mental illness and receiving psychological help were generally negative among participants. Over 71% believed others would look unfavorably on a person who sought out a counselor. Participants who had less than a high school education, were 35 years and older, and lived in refugee camps for more than 20 years had significantly greater negative beliefs toward mental illness. Over one-third (34.8%) of participants reported access to counseling services as being somewhat of a problem or a serious problem. These findings may inform future research and interventions aimed at improving mental health among Bhutanese refugees. PMID: 31599662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Related Links:

Called Winship at Midtown, the nearly $500 million building will consolidate cancer services and improve a patient's experience.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
Abstract Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are small, double-stranded DNA viruses that cause cervical cancer, the second most lethal cancer among women in the world. Currently, two vaccines are on the market for preventing HPV-caused cervical cancers and warts. Both are virus-like particle (VLP)-based vaccines. However, these vaccines have limitations; they are costly, have an invasive route of administration, require trained personnel to administer, need cold chain storage to preserve them, and most of all, they are preventive vaccines that do not have curative effects. Therefore, it is necessary to develop therapeuti...
Source: J Pharm Pharm Sci - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: J Pharm Pharm Sci Source Type: research
No abstract available
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news
No abstract available
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news
No abstract available
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news
No abstract available
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news
No abstract available
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news
No abstract available
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news
No abstract available
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Quiz Source Type: news
No abstract available
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Bone and Joint in Brief Source Type: news
More News: Bhutan Health | Education | Men | Nurses | Nursing | Psychology | Study | Universities & Medical Training