ABClatino Magazine Year 2, Issue 4 - Page 19

H a b l e m o s D e S a l u d

L e t´s T a l k H e a l t h

Welcome to our New Initiative: ABClatino Let's Talk Health. From this issue of the magazine on, we’ll include a section on health issues that affect our community. Also, we’ll publish a bilingual newsletter - digital and printed- focused only on Health. And we’ll create a virtual library, on our website, easily accessible with all the stories, videos, audios and recommendations ... Because our health is important!

This program is possible thanks, in part, to a generous grant from the Foundation for Community Health.

MIGRATORY MOURNING

Migratory mourning is a term referring to a little-known suffering immigrants face as they become separated from and experience losses of family, culture, language, land, social status, ethnicity and other changes associated with migration. Conversations about migration are often limited to its demographic and economic effects, disregarding the psychosocial and other human aspects. “It is vital to recognize the complex reality immigrants face,” says migratory mourning expert Joseba Achotegui, M.D., Ph.D.

By Maria Elena Ferrer

Leader of Athena Network New York

“There is a tendency to devalue the human aspects of migration because they cannot be standardized on graphs, tables or algorithms.”

listen to the entire workshop HERE