Tensions are rising among migrant boys sheltered in a Dallas emergency facility that is packed with over 2000 youths. They are reacting to inadequate information regarding the status of their asylum cases, when they will be reunited with family members and other matters of grave concern to them. Not unexpectedly, there are rising rates of depression and anxiety, also in response to cruel taunting by guards at the center.
This is a brutally frank interview with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio and Maria Hinojosa about the complexities of being the child of undocumented immigrants, focusing on the ways the tasks assigned to children of immigrants can be at once overwhelming and empowering. She underscores the many assaults to personal dignity the immigration system entails.
This article goes beyond the structural determinants of health analysis to outline the underlying conditions — race, political economy, history, and borders themselves – that give rise to ill health in migrant populations.
This website is a publicly available tool for crisis service providers and provides comprehensive and state-specific details about Psychiatric Advance Directives.
SMI Adviser is SAMHSA’s technical resource site for providers, individuals, and family members dealing with serious mental illness, and it provides information about PADs. This resource site offers an app for creating individual psychiatric advance directives.