Somali-language mental health resources for newcomers

Are you a newcomer to Canada? Are you a service provider working with newcomers and refugees? Access more resources as part of our project: Virtual mental health access for refugees.

Asking for help when things are not right

Created by: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

This factsheet outlines what is part of the normal reaction to living in a new country and when and how to ask for help. Download "Asking for help when things are not right" [PDF; Somali]

The factsheet is part of a larger booklet called “Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better” [PDF; Somali] wherein newcomers share tips on learning to live in a new culture. Topics include:

  • living in a new culture
  • making friends
  • celebrating the holidays
  • learning the unwritten rules of Canadian manners
  • building a new identity
  • exercising for fun and health
  • asking for help when things are not right.

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