Latino adults in the United States with documentation status concerns—such as fearing deportation—report poorer physical and mental health than individuals without those concerns, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Regardless of their documentation status distresses, Latino participants who feel a stronger sense of support report fewer negative mental health symptoms, the research shows.
Fernanda Lima Cross
“Building a positive sense of community, whether amongst friends, family and neighbors, or organizations like churches and community centers, serves as a protective shield from anti-immigrant sentiments and systemic discrimination,” said first author Fernanda Lima Cross, an assistant professor at the U-M School of Social Work.
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