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She experienced depression when she arrived in Chicago from Iraq. Now, she helps others spot mental health challenges among immigrants

CHICAGO - On her white board are several dates written in red marker.

Ekram Hanna wrote those dates in the fall, when she learned she would have funding for a daylong mental health training she hoped to coordinate.

"When you put something in your mind, you just do it," she said.

Hanna is an Iraqi immigrant who is certified as a mental health first aid instructor. She trains others on how to recognize signs and stigmas of mental health among immigrant populations.

She was one of about

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