Psychosocial

HIAS Gets the Message Out on Mental Health

Oct 15, 2020

HIAS teams across the globe have found ways to connect with their local communities about mental health.

Refugee Resilience and Mental Health During COVID-19

Oct 14, 2020

There are 80 million displaced persons in the world today, more than any other time in our history. Hailing from countries with extreme hardships in the form of war, dictatorships, and oppression, refugees often rebuild their lives despite the adversities they have faced. Many of them have found themselves unable to meet their basic needs even before the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, the stress of lockdowns and unemployment has made a difficult situation feel almost insurmountable.

One of the main pillars of HIAS’ work is to help these refugees cope with psychological distress so they can better integrate into their new communities. Learn more about how HIAS and our partners build community-based mental health programming for refugees, and how this work has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us on Tuesday, October 13 to mark World Mental Health Day, and learn more about how HIAS and our partners build community-based mental health programming for refugees, and how this work has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thinking About Safety as Part of Mental Health Services in Kenya

Sep 01, 2020

HIAS Kenya is focused on getting basic necessities to clients to help them deal with mental health issues.

José Miguel: A refugee success story in Ecuador

Aug 26, 2020

José Miguel Palma, a HIAS client in Ecuador, describes how he emerged from extreme poverty to become a university graduate and architect.

Cell Phones Become a Lifeline For Refugees Struggling With Mental Health

Aug 12, 2020

As therapy sessions become phone calls and support groups become WhatsApp group texts, HIAS clients count on phones, chat apps, and even social media to stay in touch with counselors and peers.
José Miguel Palma and HIAS counselor Paola Tapia.

'Everything Is Different': One Refugee's Journey Out of Extreme Poverty

Mar 10, 2020

Ten years after fleeing his home in Colombia, José Miguel Palma has a degree, a career, and a thriving family.

From Bollywood to the Beach: Group Programs Create Connections

Oct 31, 2019

HIAS has supported select affiliate agencies to implement group programming this year.

Helping with Dignity in Costa Rica

Jul 02, 2019

A trip to Costa Rica shows how HIAS sees upholding the dignity of refugees as central to its mission.

Somali Teen Refugees Play to Win

Sep 21, 2018

Teenage Somali refugees play together as a brand new basketball team.

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