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Psychological Resilience Mechanisms and Mental Health Perspectives of Marginalized Pakistani Communities

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posted on 20.03.2019, 23:56 by FAHAD RIAZ
The study was planned to understand the perceived causes and treatment options for mental health problems among two marginalized communities in Pakistan: a nomad community and the Kalasha. The Kalahsa are a religious, ethnic and linguistic minority community. The aim was also to identify the well-being and resilience of the Kalasha community. The data were collected using focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews. This qualitative project makes a meaningful contribution to the existing body of knowledge on mental health and psychological resilience of Asian marginalized communities, helping to cover gaps in the literature and making suggestions for future interventions.


Principal supervisor

Karen Golden

Additional supervisor 1

Tahir Mehmood Khan

Additional supervisor 2

Miriam Sang-Ah Park

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Department, School or Centre

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences