Items tagged with 'mental health'

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'Resignation Syndrome' was first reported in Sweden in the 1990s after children of families applying for refugee status collapsed into a catatonic state and remained vegetative for years. There is no...
Trauma is a complicated and nuanced issue, but we now have research and evidence-based strategies that can be applied in practice to improve the results. Here comes to help an advanced program...
 The recent immigration peak has posed a challenge to Sweden. In 2015, nearly 163,000 people applied for asylum in Sweden.  Many of the asylum seekers who came to Sweden have experienced trauma,...
A recent study published by the Finnish University of Turku shows that children born to immigrant parents are more prone to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than those whose parents are...
Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare, in partnership with five of the country's university hospitals, as well the Finnish Association for Mental Health, and with the support of the...
Asylum seekers arrive to host states with various needs and rights. Some of these are very urgent, for example the needs for food, water, and emergency care for immediately life-threatening medical...
In order to support the integration of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) into existing programmes and to promote resilience- and strengths-based interventions for children, families,...
Hippocampus is the part of the brain that is essential for memory and response to stress. The volume of hippocampal, one of the formations in hippocampus, is strongly associated with depression;...
This guidance note was produced by the thematic group on Community-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Reference Group on MHPSS in Emergency...
Growing up is difficult, and even more so for children from foster homes and institutions. Research shows that these children have far fewer resources and people to rely upon once they outgrow the...

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