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A Perspective Into Migrant Farmworkers and Mental Health

Author: Mestas, Leonard

This report details mental health and mental retardation health services for migrants. The current services provided by doctors and universities do not answer the needs of migrants, the author says, and adds that migrant health clinics focus on the physical needs of their patients, not mental needs. Barriers that separate migrants from mental health systems are discussed and the author presents questions that will need to be answered, he says, when and if a mental health system delivers to migrant farmworkers.

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Number of Pages: 4