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Diverse and Complex Challenges to Migrant and Refugee Mental Health: Reflections of the M8 Alliance Expert Group on Migrant Health

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Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
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Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(10), 3530; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103530
Received: 31 March 2020 / Revised: 8 May 2020 / Accepted: 12 May 2020 / Published: 18 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Migrant Health Burden: Emerging Challenges and Future Solutions)
Forced migration is likely to continue to grow in the coming years due to climate change, disease outbreaks, conflict, and other factors. There are a huge number of challenges to maintaining good health, and specifically good mental health, among migrants at all stages of migration. It is vital to fully understand these diverse challenges so that we can work towards overcoming them. In 2017, as a response to the growing health challenges faced by migrants and refugees, the M8 Alliance created an expert group focussing on migrant and refugee health. The group meets annually at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and this article is based on the discussions that took place at the third annual meeting (6–7 June 2019) and a special session on “Protecting the Mental Health of Refugees and Migrants,” which took place on 27 October at the World Health Summit 2019 in Berlin. Our discussions are also supported by supplementary literature to present the diverse and complex challenges to the mental health of migrants and refugees. We conclude with some lessons learned and hope for the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: migration; mental health; refugee; global health; depression; mental illness; displacement migration; mental health; refugee; global health; depression; mental illness; displacement
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Sheath D, Flahault A, Seybold J, Saso L. Diverse and Complex Challenges to Migrant and Refugee Mental Health: Reflections of the M8 Alliance Expert Group on Migrant Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(10):3530. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103530

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Sheath, Danny, Antoine Flahault, Joachim Seybold, and Luciano Saso. 2020. "Diverse and Complex Challenges to Migrant and Refugee Mental Health: Reflections of the M8 Alliance Expert Group on Migrant Health" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 10: 3530. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103530

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