Stories of Hope from Bhutanese Refugees: Moving from Distress to Wellness

Welcome to this video which features stories of hope from Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees who resettled in the United States after living in refugee camps in Nepal for nearly two decades. The main video includes a general message of hope and encouragement for Bhutanese refugees who may be experiencing emotional distress. Accompanying the main video are profiles of eight Bhutanese refugees who briefly share ways that they were able to overcome emotional distress and find a new sense of hope and meaning in life.

Visit the Office of Refugee Resettlement website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/

An excellent video series, created by ORR and the Bhutanese American Organization, which features Bhutanese refugees describing their experiences coming to the US from camps.  The videos are meant to be shared with refugee communities and with service providers.  (Nepali is spoken in the videos, but if you click on the “cc” button on the bottom right of the screen, the closed captions will appear in English.) 

You can find much more information about working with Bhutanese here.

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