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Mental Illness Among Undocumented Immigrants


There's nothing simple about moving to a new country, whether legally or not.  Especially for people fleeing bad situations in their countries of origins, there can be trauma. 

And the trauma and other mental health concerns often go untreated if the immigrant is undocumented.  That's the finding of a recent report from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

It focuses on the difficulties of obtaining mental health care for people living in the shadows.  Network Policy Manager Carolina Valle joins us with details.  

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