S3 PART III: Healing the Mind
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In Part III of our season on refugees, we look at the mental-health toll of living as a refugee or an internally displaced person. Host Nelufar Hedayat speaks with an internally displaced Afghan woman about trying to care for herself and her children while living in a shipping container. She also examines different ways that refugees define and experience the trauma of conflict, and she shares stories from aid workers who help displaced persons process their experiences.

Listener challenge

During this season of Course Correction, we're challenging you to reflect on different aspects of the refugee experience and share your thoughts with us.

For today’s episode: Have you been in a situation where you've had to worry about providing basic care for yourself or your family? What resources helped you through it? If you're a refugee, what was the moment you felt that your life stabilized enough to start thinking about your long-term hopes and dreams rather than daily survival?

Please share with us via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or tweet directly to our host, Nelufar Hedayat.

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