Consortium award funds study of coping mechanisms for Somali youth

Eunice Areba
Monday, December 2, 2013

Young adult Somalis experience moderate to high rates of anxiety, depression, truancy, chemical use, and trauma. PhD Nursing Sciences student Eunice Areba, left, used a 2013 Consortium Intramural Research Award to fund her study exploring Somali college students' use of Islam as a path to stability and well-being. She hopes her research will benefit Somalil youth who live in Minneapolis; Somali youth in general; and the educators, healthcare providers, and policy makers who serve them. Read more about Areba's work.