Immigration and Mental Health

Introduction


Immigrants experience a number of factors that can have implications for their mental health, including separation from their country of origin, family members, and culture, as well as having to navigate a new and unfamiliar culture and physical environment. Stresses involved in the immigration experience can lead to mental health issues, including depression, PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety and more.

 

Resources



Working with Immigrant-Origin Clients
By: American Psychological Association
This resource provides an overview of the U.S. immigrant population, the major mental health challenges they face and the barriers that impede their access to mental health services. 

Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century
By: American Psychological Association
This report describes the diverse population of immigrants and addresses the psychological experience of immigration, focusing on factors that impede and facilitate adjustment.

Psychology of Immigration 101
By: American Psychological Association
Information on the mental health needs of immigrants in the United States for mental health professionals, educators, advocates, service providers, and members of the public.

Facing the Fear of Deportation
By: University of Southern California online MSW Program
This article and infographic detail the mental health effects of deportation on children with undocumented parents. 

 



Immigration and Mental Health
Immigration and Mental Health
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