Health status and medical illness

Refugees experience many diseases and chronic debilitating conditions, such as starvation and landmine injuries, that have both immediate and long-term effects on their physical health. In each and every refugee situation there exist many unique but common acts of violence leading to major medical sequelae. For example, sexual violence and rape, which were instruments of ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, resulted in pregnancy, medically complicated self-administered abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases.(l3) Extensive documentation of refugee survivors of torture describes the medical sequelae of torture and the causal link between refugee trauma and medical mortality and morbidity over time.

Do Not Panic

Do Not Panic

This guide Don't Panic has tips and additional information on what you should do when you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. With so much going on in the world today with taking care of your family, working full time, dealing with office politics and other things, you could experience a serious meltdown. All of these things could at one point cause you to stress out and snap.

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