How to deal with the stress a forced separation from your partner can cause you?

Even though forcibly separated couples often face similar challenges to those who separate consensually, for reasons such as undocumented immigration purposes, they also face some distinctive differences. According to Dr. Angelina, when couples are separated forcibly, it undermines elements that make being in a couple so meaningful and can lead to anxiety or even depression […]

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I was threatened by my partner, but I am undocumented. Can I still get help?

Every community suffers from physical, emotional, sexual, and other forms of abuse. Immigrants are equally vulnerable to abuse as other Americans. However, abusers may use a victim’s immigration status as a weapon of power and control to threaten or intimidate them, such as saying that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be notified if the victim […]

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Anxiety and Depression Among First-Generation Immigrant Latino Youth

The Latino community faces a multitude of challenges, these challenges include poor socioeconomic resources, a crisis with religious identity, the risk for behavioral problems, such as drug use and early pregnancy, and low educational attainment. All of these combined with the crushing weight of the parents, and self-immigrant status, as well as the “taboo” that […]

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Coping With Ethnic Identity Related Stress, Anxiety, and Trauma

As a result of the recent events surrounding the mass shooting that occured in Atlanta Georgia targeting Asian Americans, many ethnic groups, especially the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community are feeling an overwhelming rush of sadness, anger, and fear. In grieving and attempting to understand these attacks, many are at a loss for words […]

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Coping With COVID-19 Anxiety as an Immigrant

COVID-19 struggles are not exclusive to any group or individual, this is a virus that affects everyone regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The same extends out to the anxiousness and mentally draining emotions that this pandemic has brought out amongst our most vulnerable groups, specifically immigrants and DACA students. With pauses […]

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The Perspective of Home and Identity

The relationship between native places, identity, and one’s sense of home is becoming one of increased complexity as people migrate to further lands with significantly different cultures than the one they are brought up in. Global travel has allowed humans to connect with new people and places on a grander scale than ever before. In 2008, […]

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