Refugees and Risk of Mental Illness & Suicide Rates

Refugees and Risk of Mental Illness & Suicide Rates

Refugees and Risk of Mental Illness & Suicide Rates Nature of the issue There is need to address refugees in Australia. Mental illnesses encompass a range of mental health conditions. Some of the major mental health disorders which afflict refugees include dementia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and among other psychotic disorders. If these disorders are not checked, they may increase suicides rates among the population. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2011), an average of 2,000 Australians commits suicide every year. Among the high risks groups include those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This means that based on the data collected over the past years, refugees are at a higher risk of committing suicide. Even though mental illness & suicide rates can affect the entire population, cultural influences have a perverse and profound impact on the outcomes of mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders and mood disorders. A significant number of refugees suffering from mental illness lack...
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The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid

The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid

The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid The stability of a country greatly determines the distribution of foreign aid in developing countries. Foreign aid is of great significance to developing countries since it substantially impacts the level of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of such countries. The positive and negative impacts of peace and war can best be analyzed by reviewing the case of Afghanistan, a landlocked developing nation that has been ravaged by war in the recent past. Afghanistan has been a major beneficially of foreign aid throughout its history, even before the American War in Afghanistan begun in 2001. When the country enjoyed relative peace and stability, foreign aid still made a huge share of the country’s budget. In the 1940s, Afghanistan’s budget depended on over 40% foreign aid (Roberts, 2009). The amount of foreign aid given to the country rose drastically over the coming decades.  In the 1980’s, the Soviet Union provided much of the foreign aid...
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Violent crimes in America

Violent crimes in America

Violent crimes in America Now, select one of the issues of this community you described in Written Assignment 1 to examine further.-Clearly identify which issue you chose and explain why you believe this issue is worth exploring.- Provide a detailed description of this issue at the local, state and national level. Violent crimes in Tampa have highly reduced over time. These crimes have considerably increased in America and other top cities. Each year reports are made by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) showing figures of reported crimes in the year. It is very concerning to see the high levels of crime committed in America considering the available enforcements. The FBI categories 4 crimes as violent crimes, they include; murder and manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.(Lott, 2010) Some citizens feel very unsafe while walking in the streets during the night. This clearly indicates the level of insecurity in the neighborhood and chances of violence. The country has different enforcement laws meant...
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