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dc.contributor.authorAl Laham, D
dc.contributor.authorAli, E
dc.contributor.authorMousally, K
dc.contributor.authorNahas, N
dc.contributor.authorAlameddine, A
dc.contributor.authorVenables, E
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-02T00:23:29Z
dc.date.available2020-02-02T00:23:29Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-21
dc.date.submitted2020-01-30
dc.identifier.issn1573-2789
dc.identifier.pmid31965411
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10597-020-00551-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619598
dc.description.abstractThis is a qualitative exploration of the perceptions of mental health (MH) and their influence on health-seeking behaviour among Syrian refugees and the Lebanese population in Wadi Khaled, a rural area of Lebanon bordering Syria. Eight focus group discussions and eight key informant interviews were conducted with male and female Syrian refugees and Lebanese community members from March to April 2018. MH illness was associated with stigma, shame and fear among both populations. Beliefs surrounding mental illness were strongly linked to religious beliefs, including Jinn. Religious healers were considered the first line of help for people with mental illnesses, and were perceived as culturally acceptable and less stigmatizing than MH professionals. It is essential for MH professionals to build trust with the communities in which they work. Collaboration with religious healers is key to identifying MH symptoms and creating referral pathways to MH professionals in this context.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.rightsWith thanks to Springer.en_US
dc.subjectHealth-seeking behavior
dc.subjectJinn
dc.subjectLebanon
dc.subjectMental health
dc.subjectMental illness
dc.subjectRefugees
dc.subjectReligious beliefs
dc.subjectReligious healers
dc.subjectStigma
dc.titlePerceptions and Health-Seeking Behaviour for Mental Illness Among Syrian Refugees and Lebanese Community Members in Wadi Khaled, North Lebanon: A Qualitative Studyen_US
dc.identifier.journalCommunity Mental Health Journalen_US
dc.source.journaltitleCommunity mental health journal
refterms.dateFOA2020-02-02T00:23:30Z


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