Immigrants are often identified as a “vulnerable population”—that is, a group at increased risk for poor physical, psychological, and social health outcomes and inadequate health care. Refugees and immigrants suffer from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of the horrific war related events and intolerable stress they may have encountered such as: being forced out of their homes, mistreated, misplaced, tortured and forced to come to the United States to save their lives and create a better life and future for their children. In addition, the journey adjusting to the United States is filled with challenges and hardship such as: dealing with language barrier, raising children in a new and different culture, fear of losing the values of their culture of origin, finding a job, providing for the family, dealing with unresolved traumas while in route to the United States. These factors prevent immigrants from adjusting to their new home, feeling satisfied, and leading a fulfilling life. At Twin Cities Mental Health & Couples Center, we can help you and your family to deal with your fears, anxiety, depression, sadness and grief while embracing and respecting cultural differences.
Common Issues of Families of minority’s and immigrants:
- Adjustment Disorders
- Somatic Disorders
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Depression and Anxiety
- Couple’s intimate relationship
- Reverse gender roles