Northern Ireland is a country steeped in deep historical and geopolitical turmoil. Though the infamous 30-year conflict known as the Troubles ended years ago, lingering tensions from the events of the conflict continue to plague the country today.
As the worldwide refugee population has steadily increased over the past decade, mental health concerns among refugees have become more prevalent. In the United States, adolescent refugees face higher rates of mental illness in comparison to non-refugee adolescents
Refugees are particularly susceptible to mental illness because of the situations they are forced to flee and the uncertainty they face in new countries. Mental illnesses can keep refugees from living high-quality lives.
Chloe Jensen, Alyssa Clark