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Dr. Chris Liang Weighs In "Going To Therapy Can Be Hard, Especially For Immigrants — Here's How To Start"

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 9:00am

Immigrants face unique stressors that may contribute to mental health problems — and are less likely to seek help for them. Here are some of the best ways for immigrant communities to start therapy. The immigrant community faces a number of stressors. Pursuing citizenship, legal residency and much of the rhetoric surrounding immigration can be anxiety-inducing. And while immigrants often face unique stressors that can contribute to mental health problems, research shows that they are less likely to seek help. Financial barriers, privacy concerns and social stigma tend to get in the way. But help is out there, whether you're looking for counseling yourself or trying to convince a loved one to try it. NPR's Lauren Hodges found some icebreakers for immigrant communities on NPR's Life Kit podcast.