Epidemiology of Mental Health, Suicide and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders among Bhutanese Refugees in Ohio, 2014

Author: 
Surendra Bir Adhikari, PhD MedSoc
Publication date: 
8 August 2015

Epidemiology of Mental Health, Suicide and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders among Bhutanese Refugees in Ohio, 2014

This epidemiological research was guided by three main objectives: (1) to examine the effects of trauma exposure on refugees’ behavioral health, with particular focus on anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use, and other post-migration issues among adult Bhutanese refugees in Ohio; (2) to develop culturally appropriate outreach strategies and informational sessions for Bhutanese refugees based on specific barriers to health and wellness; and (3) to pursue meaningful outreach strategies to specific groups within the Bhutanese refugee population depending on where the greatest needs are demonstrated.