Immigrant Families Managing Depression, Anxiety

Because of the many layers of stresses and even traumas associated with immigration, immigrants and their families may face high levels of mental distress. This includes things such as traumatic events that were severe enough to make them leave their home country in the first place, as well as the great difficulties in adjusting to a new and sometimes hostile environment.

In some cases, cultural conflict and cultural differences may make dealing with mental health issues even more difficult.  But some members of immigrant groups are working to alleviate this and support mental health of fellow members, such as  Ryan Tanep, in this piece by Malaka Gharibh:

 

The Antidote: How to move forward when all the news feels bad

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed about world events. Even more so when many others in your social circle (online or off) are feeling the same way.

Dr. Glenda Russell is a licensed psychologist and researcher in Colorado with whom I had the great fortune to work during my training in Michigan. She has some important and reassuringly concrete things to say about moving forward during frightening times.

This clip is only five minutes long, but if you’ve been feeling discouraged and scared, it can really help.