ohio state university college of social work RESEARCH BRIEF: MENTAL WELL-BEING AMONG THE BHUTANESE REFUGEE POPULATION
The Bhutanese refugee population have been the subject of considerable psychiatric research and intervention due to high rates of psychiatric morbidity, disability, and suicide given prolonged displacement. The Central Ohio region hosts the largest Bhutanese refugee population in the United States—approximately 30,000 Bhutanese refugees—and this number is expected to increase in the next 5 years. An epidemiological study in the region suggested alarming rates of anxiety symptoms, PTSD, depression, suicide, and substance misuse among resettled Bhutanese refugees in the region.
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