Please call Illinois DocAssist to receive assistance with medication, therapeutic interventions and locating resources specific to the needs of your immigrant and refugee patients. Please note that we will be closed for the following summer holidays: Memorial Day (May 30, 2022); Juneteenth (June 17, 2022); and July 4th (July 4, 2022).
Child Mind Institute provides many resources for mental health and children. On their site, they share resources such as how to talk with kids about the Russia-Ukraine War.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA – Office of Refugee Resettlement provides refugees and other eligible populations with critical resources.
American Psychological Association – Refugee Mental Health Resource Network is a web-based listing of volunteer psychologists and mental health professionals.
The Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health (CIMH) provides a comprehensive mental health resource directory for immigrants. CIMH has vetted the resources, confirming services available, cost, and requirements.
American Psychiatric Association. 2020. Mental Health Facts on Refugees, Asylum-seekers, & Survivors of Forced Displacement.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (April 2019). Guidance for Mental Health Screening during the Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arrived Refugees. Retrieved April 15, 2022, from https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/guidelines/domestic/mental-health-screening-guidelines.html
Henley, J. and Robinson, J. (2011), Mental health issues among refugee children and adolescents. Clinical Psychologist, 15: 51-62. https://doi-org.proxy.cc.uic.edu/10.1111/j.1742-9552.2011.00024.x
Robertshaw L, Dhesi S., Jones L.L. (2017), Challenges and facilitators for health professionals providing primary healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers in high-income countries: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative research. BMJ Open, 7. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/8/e015981
Silove, D., Ventevogel, P. and Rees, S. (2017), The contemporary refugee crisis: an overview of mental health challenges. World Psychiatry, 16: 130-139. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20438