Wellness Resources and Reflections
August 17, 2022
While the Chinese government condemns the West's racism, it is forcing Uyghur and Tibetan children to attend residential "boarding schools."
July 31, 2022
Children learn values and emotions like love, happiness, trust, compassion, and sharing primarily in their families. Their identity and character building begins to form. Sadly, because of the genocidal CCP policies, Uyghur children in East Turkistan are being forced to live and grow without these principles.
January 10, 2022
To raise awareness about the current situation and to garner more international support to end this genocide, Leila created this book. Although this story is fiction, it is
based on real events and the characters reflect this reality.
July 19, 2021
This year is the fourth Aidiladha since my entire family disappeared into Chinese prisons. I last heard from my family during Ramadan four years ago, in June 2017. I spoke to my father many times during that holy month.
May 19, 2021
On April 27, 2021, UWI hosted "A Ramadan Celebration of Uyghur Culture and Cuisine," to highlight the power of cuisine in sustaining family and community togetherness in the midst of crisis. With Gulbahar Mamut, Angela, Dr. Gulnisa Nazarova, and Bill Clark.
Topline Takeaways: Understanding the Burden of Survivor’s Guilt
May 6, 2021
Many Uyghurs are experiencing survivor’s guilt, but this topic is not usually
addressed. It's empowering to realize that what we feel is normal. It has a name. UWI's event featured remarks by Dr. Adrian Zens, Dr. Nechama Liss-Levinson, Dr. Lauren Rubenstein and moderator Mustafa Aksu.
May 6, 2021
Watch the UWI video about the emotional distress of Uyghurs in the diaspora when they think about family members in the Uyghur homeland. Moderated by Mustafa Aksu with scholar Dr. Adrian Zenz and professional counselors Dr. Nechama Liss-Levinson, Dr. Lauren Rubenstein.
March 22, 2021
An article by Gulchehra Hoja. Parents and experts say the impact of detentions will last for generations to come.
July 16, 2020
Professor Boss discusses the concept of ambiguous loss, the complicated and painful situation of people who are missing loved ones, and who are living with chronic grief. She says: "It is the most difficult, most stressful loss there is. But it is not your fault."
May 28, 2020
My friend Hamid suffered more than 2 years in prison cell in Tehran. When I read this essay, I was deeply moved by his reflections on separation and loneliness, and how he "anchored" himself to his family, the past, and the future, even in solitary confinement. — Dr. Elise Anderson
April 28, 2020
Abdulhakim Idris is a human rights activist and the husband of the well-known advocate for Uyghurs’ rights, Rushan Abbas. He does not know where his mother is.