Article discussing options to be considered prior to getting a neuropsychological evaluation for US citizenship test exemptions.
February 19, 2020
In 2016, the Epidemiology and Research Literature Summary section of EthnoMed's Somali Refugee Mental Health Cultural Profile was updated with new information based on a review of research articles published 2004-2015. These updates are presented here.
July 21, 2016 · Article
Helpful scripts about bringing up symptoms associated with mental health issues, and making referral to counseling, upon administering the Refugee Health Screener 15 (RHS-15).
April 4, 2016 · Article
An article highlighting insights from providers and patients about risk factors, protective factors and interventions related to adherence barriers to antidepressants among urban Latinos.
July 18, 2013 · Article
The RHS-15 is a tool for screening refugees for emotional distress and mental health. Packet includes the RHS-15 tool, background on the tool’s development, and guidelines on using the RHS-15 with recently resettled refugees.
December 19, 2012 · PDF
The overarching goal of the video is to demonstrate a culturally competent approach to addressing the stigma of mental illness in Asian-American patients.
January 26, 2011 · PDF, Video
Links to websites of model curricula and other materials on cultural competence and diversity in mental health.
June 1, 2010 · Article
The challenges facing Somali immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities are complex and their needs are great. Besides facing enormous cultural and language differences, African immigrants and refugees contend with racism, often have limited literacy skills, and hold jobs where they barely earn minimum wage and have difficulty providing for their families.
August 13, 2009 · Article
The goal of this video is to demonstrate how Latino patients present their stigma of mental illness, and how skilled therapists manage it.
January 1, 2009 · Video
Information about depression, anxiety and PTSD within the Somali refugee community; common beliefs and traditional treatment for mental illness in Somalia, and advice for healthcare providers working with Somali refugees.
November 1, 2008 · Article
Article about Somali culture, relating to mental health and depression.
March 1, 2006 · Article
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Dedra Buchwald, MD et al. West J Med, October 1995; 163:341-345.
October 2, 1995 · Article, PDF
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine by Steven J. Gold, PhD, Whittier, CA. West J Med, Sept. 1992; 157:290-294.
September 6, 1992 · Article
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Barbara Chester, PhD and Neal Holton, MPH. West J Med, September 1992; 157:301-304.
September 1, 1992 · Article, PDF