“You Are Not Alone” Strategies for Addressing Mental Health and Health Promotion with a Refugee Women's Sewing Group

Rebekah J. Salt, Margaret E. Costantino, Emma L. Dotson, Bruce M. Paper

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    Abstract

    Resettlement can be an uncertain time for refugees as they have often suffered life-threatening circumstances prior to flight from their countries, yet few resettlement programs screen for mental health. The purpose of this study was to pilot the Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15) to assess mental health and the Pathways to Wellness intervention to identify internal and structural barriers affecting resettlement with a refugee women's sewing group. Community collaborations that create healthy social and physical environments through access to resources, economic opportunities, and social support promote a holistic approach to health and can improve quality of life for this vulnerable population.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)337-343
    Number of pages7
    JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
    Volume38
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Phychiatric Mental Health

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