Mental Health

The Somali Health Board is working on a Mental Health community participant research with UW MSW/MPH candidate candidate and SHB team member Hana Mohamed. This is a community led research which intends to highlight the mental health needs and to increase access and availability of mental health resources. The purpose of the study is to improve the mental health services that the Somali community receives by bringing to light the perspective and experiences of community. The result of the study will be a resource for mental health professionals to better understand the community they are serving. This study is a community participant research, making each step of the process community-oriented.The health board has held seven focus group this year targeting different parts of the Somali community in the King County area.