My Immigration Story | The story of U.S. immigrants in their own words.

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I am 16 years old. My mother and I are both from Guatemala. My mother was forced to have sexual intercourse when she was 14. She got kicked out and struggled trying to find a place to sleep. My father heard about it and didn’t care. His sister gave her a place to sleep but […]

Immigrant Mothers–Living With a Heart Divided – New America Media

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New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism. Founded in 1996 by Pacific News Service, New America Media promotes ethnic media by strengthening the editorial and economic viability of this increasingly influential segment of America’s communications industry. Source: Immigrant Mothers–Living With a […]

Inequality: an underacknowledged source of mental illness and distress | The British Journal of Psychiatry

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Greater income inequality is associated with higher prevalence of mental illness and drug misuse in rich societies. There are threefold differences in the proportion of the population suffering from mental illness between more and less equal countries. This relationship is most likely mediated by the impact of inequality on the quality of social relationships and […]

Mary O’Hara on why mental health problems are worse in ‘rich’ nations | Society | The Guardian

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A report reveals that mental health problems are worse in ‘rich’ nations that are socially unequal – and that individual treatment is not the solution. Mary O’Hara reports Source: Mary O’Hara on why mental health problems are worse in ‘rich’ nations | Society | The Guardian

Coming Out As Black | The Huffington Post

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Growing up, I dreaded the question “What are you?” I always proudly answered that I was Hispanic. In fact, I made it a point to emphasize my Hispanicity simply because I knew what was coming next. “I’m Hispanic; I speak Spanish; my parents come from Dominican Republic. I’m Hispanic. And, just to clarify, I’m Hispanic.” […]