Title

Views on Seeking Mental Health Services in the Somali Community

Department

Social Work

Date of Paper/Work

2015

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Type of Paper/Work

Clinical research paper

Advisors

Karen Carlson

Abstract

There is a need for culturally sensitive and suitable health care in the United States since there is a rising population of immigrants and refugees that reside in this country. The purpose of this research is to examine the views of mental illness among Somali individuals that live in the United States. A quantitative design was used for the collection of the data by using survey. Thirty six participants completed the written survey. Data was analyzed using a descriptive and inferential statistics to investigate the relationship between the participant's level of education, the participants' length of stay in the United States, and their views on mental illness. The results showed that there was some significant relationship between the variables for those who participated in the research.

Keywords

Somali, Acculturation, Mental Illness

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