the need: trauma and diverse communities
A record number of people was forced to migrate during the past years. Many have been directly exposed to war, violence, deprivation or natural catastrophes, facing these experiences far away from home. While the numbers of people in need are rising, mental health professionals can only work with individuals with the highest levels of difficulties. Meanwhile, whole communities can struggle to adapt around rapidly increasing diversity and the impact of emotional suffering. Professionals working with vulnerable individuals and families are often confronted with complex needs that can range from language barriers to trauma symptoms.