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Trust Me, I’m An Expert: how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health.
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Last year, two researchers flew to Gaziantep in southern Turkey, where about one in four people are Syrian refugees, to explore how exercise might help improve mental health.
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Two acts of mass violence in Toronto this year will have an impact on witnesses, caregivers and even those who watch news reports. An expert on post-traumatic stress explains.