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Psykisk ohälsa: En kvalitativ studie om unga vuxna somaliers uppfattningar kring psykisk ohälsa
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka unga vuxna somaliers uppfattningar om psykisk ohälsa och hur de ser på att söka stöd och hjälp från omgivningen. Metoden som har använts är kvalitativ metod och data har samlats in genom semistrukturerade intervjuer. Studiens intervjupersoner var unga vuxna med somalisk bakgrund vilka var mellan 19 till 29 år varav tre var kvinnor och tre var män. Studiens analys gjordes med hjälp av en kvalitativ manifest innehållsanalys. Resultatet av studien visar att unga vuxna somaliers uppfattning om psykisk ohälsa ser olika ut och att det är ett svårdefinierat begrepp. Unga vuxna somalier upplever även att det inte går att prata öppet om psykisk ohälsa med omgivningen, särskilt bland familjen. Uppfattning om stöd och hjälp är att det undviks, religionen har även stor betydelse och samtidigt finns det kunskapsbrist gällande var de kan söka hjälp och stöd för psykiska besvär.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study was to explore Somali young adults’ perception of mental illness and how they look on seeking support and help from people in the surrounding environment. The method that has been used is a qualitative method using semi-structured interviews. The participants in the interviews were young adults with a Somali ethnic background. There were three men and women and their ages vary between 19 to 29 years old. The analysis was done using a qualitative manifest content analysis. The result of the study shows that young adults Somalis’ perception of mental illness looked different and difficult to define. Young adult Somalis also feel that it is not possible to talk openly about mental illness with people in their surroundings, especially with members of the family. Their perception of support and help is that it is avoided, religion plays a major role among it and there is a lack of knowledge regarding where they can seek help and support for mental illness.  

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2019.
Keywords [en]
culture, help-seeking, mental illness, religion, Somali, stigma, young adults
Keywords [sv]
hjälp och stöd, kultur, psykisk ohälsa, religion, somalier, stigma, unga vuxna
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-43665DiVA, id: diva2:1321484
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Science of Public Health
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Available from: 2019-06-10 Created: 2019-06-08 Last updated: 2019-06-11Bibliographically approved

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