Network of Therapists Helps Migrants and Activists with Mental Health Problems

Immigration restrictions and hostile rhetoric against the undocumented have had a heavy emotional toll, not only for migrant families, but also for the activists who advocate for them. To support both affected groups, an organization in Arizona has urgently mobilized its mental health counselors. Using technology made mandatory due to pandemic restrictions, the new aid network is helping heal the trauma of organizers and immigrants under stress by reinforcing the power of their culture and identity. Valeria Fernández brings details from Phoenix. This report was partially supported by the Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism.

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