Bhutanese General Information

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

What is going on in Bhutan now?

Bhutanese refugees will generally want to talk about the current situation in Bhutan as much as about their experiences so far. Knowledge about what pressing issues are being faced by those back home would make for a good conversation starter when dealing with traumatized people. The following report and the website are good sources of information for events inside Bhutan as well as in the Diaspora.

1. Last Hope: The Need for Durable Solutions for Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal and India, by Human Rights Watch. Available at

This report documents the situation of ethnic Nepalis in Bhutan (the source of the Bhutanese refugee population) as well as the need for a durable solution to the Bhutanese refugee crisis.

2. Bhutan News Service: Available at

This website is the place where most Bhutanese refugee go to get their news about the happenings in the Bhutanese refugee Diaspora as well as inside Bhutan.

3. Documentary: The Refugees of Shangri-La

Follows the story of Bhutanese refugees leaving the camps after roughly 20 years there, and making their way to the U.S.