Migration process and its effects on mental health


Bozdağ F. , Bilge F.

in: Chaos, Complexity and Leadership, Erçetin Ş. Ş.,Potas N., Editor, Springer International Publishing, Zug, pp.87-102, 2019

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • City: Zug
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-102
  • Editors: Erçetin Ş. Ş.,Potas N., Editor

Abstract

Migration, especially for immigrants, causes significant changes in the lives of individuals. Although immigrants may face several problems related to mental health, the disciplines that examine mental health, such as counseling, psychology, and psychiatry, have not been adequately interested in this issue. Identifying problems of immigrants will allow a host society to understand their problems better. In this study, problems of immigrants are discussed as three stages: pre-migration, migration, and post-migration. Immigrants are found extensively among targeted groups of counselors offering mental health services at many different institutions. For this reason, the results are evaluated for mental health professionals, especially counselors.