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Mental Health

Promoting mental health involves fostering well-being through various means such as creating supportive environments, encouraging open dialogue, offering resources, support, reducing stigma, and emphasizing self-care practices.

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What we offer

The Urji Women Support Association offers a range of vital mental health programs addressing issues such as relationships, family matters, anxiety, cultural shock, homesickness, and loneliness. Our dedicated initiatives provide invaluable support to empower the community navigating these challenges, fostering emotional well-being and resilience within the community.

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Immigration stress

The term "immigration stress" describes the mental and emotional hardship that people or families go through while relocating to a new nation or adapting to a new culture. Language hurdles, cultural shock, discrimination, loneliness, homesickness, anxiety, depression, identity uncertainty, and trouble navigating the foreign social, legal, and economic systems of the host nation are just a few of the ways it can appear.


What are the reasons for immigration stress?

  1. Cultural Adjustment: Getting settled in a new nation frequently requires adjusting to new social mores, traditions, and cultures. Feelings of confusion or loneliness may result from this difficult adjustment.

  2. Language Barriers: Having trouble speaking in a foreign language can be a major stressor that affects day-to day interactions, career prospects, and service accessibility.

  3. Social Support: If immigrants have left behind friends and relatives, they may find themselves without a solid support system in their new nation. Feelings of homesickness and loneliness may result from this.

  4. Legal and Administrative Procedures: It might be difficult to understand new rules and regulations, navigate the immigration system, and obtain legal papers.

  5. Economic Challenges: Finding work, providing for families, and adjusting to new circumstances can all be financially challenging for immigrants.






How to reduce immigration stress?


  1. Create a Support System by Making Contacts with Other Immigrants, Local Businesses, Religious or Cultural Organizations, and Support Systems in Your New Community. Talking to others who are aware of your experiences can be a source of both practical and emotional help. 


   2. Seek Professional Assistance: You might want to get in touch with therapists, counselors, or mental health specialists           who have worked with immigrants before and are aware of the difficulties they encounter. A safe environment to                 examine your emotions and create coping mechanisms can be found in the raspy.

   3. Remain in Touch with Friends and Family: Use social media, video chat, or phone conversations to stay in frequent             communication with family and friends back home. Having a strong sense of support network around you might help         reduce feelings of isolation and homesickness.

   4. Study the Language: Devote time and energy to becoming conversant in the language of your new nation.                         Possessing language abilities can help you communicate more effectively, feel more confident, and get by in                       everyday life.

Join us for in-person sessions every Saturday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Open to permanent residents and conventional refugees aged 18+

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