Tag Archives: Acculturation

Lost in Translation: Mental Health of Newcomers

Lost in Translation: Mental Health of Newcomers – New Canadian Media An interview with Dr. Jaswant Guzder on issues of access to mental health care for immigrants and refugees and the importance of interpreters. Includes discussion of suicide, psychosis, depression, and cultural consultation. Lost in Translation: Mental Health of Newcomers – New Canadian Media – […]

Immigrant students pick up our bad habits: report

BY CATHERINE SOLYOM, GAZETTE EDUCATION REPORTER JANUARY 21, 2014 A report released Tuesday by the Institut de la Statistique du Québec revealed that students born outside of Canada or to parents born abroad were less likely to smoke, drink and have sex. But the longer they lived in Quebec, the more likely they were to adopt […]

Working with Vietnamese Americans: Clinical Manual

Working with Vietnamese Americans: A Clinical Training Manual for Mental Health Professionals Thomas T. Nguyen University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Abstract Vietnamese Americans are among the most recent immigrants to the United States (Min, 2006). There is a higher need of mental health services for those who have witnessed traumatic events (i.e., war trauma and […]

Meet the Somalis | Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Meet the Somalis | Open Society Foundations (OSF). “Meet the Somalis” is a collection of 14 illustrated stories depicting the real life experiences of Somalis in seven cities in Europe: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Leicester, London, Malmo, and Oslo. The stories allow readers a unique insight into what everyday life is like as a Somali in Europe. Meet […]

Dr. Cécile Rousseau on how identity affects mental health

The CBC speaks with Dr. Cécile Rousseau about psychiatry’s move toward integrating culture in training and psychiatric practices. Listen here for a fascinating dialogue about how this important aspect of identity is impacting the Canadian mental health context.  Dr. Rousseau is a professor in the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal where she directs the Transcultural Child […]