Maryam Baig Uncategorized

Accessing Mental Health Fraught With Problems for Immigrant Communities

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
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HRI is honored to serve immigrants and refugees rebuilding their lives after trauma. Together with many immigrants and refugees across the United States, they are working to move forward from their painful experiences and find a way to live normal lives again.
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But they face many obstacles. Like other marginalized groups in the United States, so many barriers can make the road more difficult, including:

– discrimination by medical providers,
– inadequate health insurance,
– high costs,
– cultural stigma,
– negative personal and cultural history with providers creating well-earned mistrust, and
– insufficient access to information about mental health.
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People from marginalized communities who live with a mental illness are also more likely to be misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed and receive a lower quality of care.
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Through HRI Connect, we empower immigrants and refugees to foster healthy physical and mental health so they may live intentional, braver lives.
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To find immigrant-friendly mental health providers in DFW, visit HRI Connect’s healthcare navigator at https://bit.ly/DFW-help or call 469-444-7070 to talk to a volunteer navigator.

Keep following us this month for links to programming and resources.
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