Professional Mental Health Help-Seeking Amongst Afghan and Iraqi Refugees in Australia

Understanding Predictors Five Years Post Resettlement

Content type
Journal article

February 2022


Ana-Marija Tomasi, Shameran Slewa-Younan, Renu Narchal, Pilar Rioseco

Refugees face high rates of psychological distress and mental illness, but are less likely to seek professional help than the general population. This article investigates why people are more or less likely to seek help, comparing a sample of Afghan and Iraqi refugees from the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants.

Journal name
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Journal ISSN

Tomasi, A.-M., Slewa-Younan, S., Narchal, R., & Rioseco, P. (2022). Professional mental health help-seeking amongst Afghan and Iraqi refugees in Australia: understanding predictors five years post resettlement. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(3), Article 1896.