How might we make mental health easier to talk about in the Somali Community?
Project Team Statement
Ladnaan Collective worked with the Somali Health Board to learn about mental health in this community. The team conducted desk research, interviewed community members, and spoke with experts in this field. With this research, the team, Somali Health Board, and a community representative generated a list of potential interventions to make mental health easier to talk about. Ladnaan Collective is building out one of these interventions – interactive question and answer cards – that will help folks have the language and the tools to start mental health conversations.
About the Organization
The Somali Health Board is a public, non-profit 501(c)3 grassroots organization, formed in 2012 by Somali health professionals and volunteers concerned about the health disparities that disproportionately affect new immigrants and refugees within King County, with ambitious goals of eliminating and reducing health disparities.
Organization’s Mission & Vision
To reduce health disparities in King County’s Somali community.
We envision a thriving and healthy Somali community in Washington State.
Fartun Mohamed, Mental Health Committee Member
Safiyah Hersi-Dhooye, Program Manager
Mohamed Shidane, Deputy Director
Creative Team Members
Design Process Highlights
Final Design Deliverable