Title

The Effect of Familísmo on the Mental Health of Mexican Immigrants to the United States and Their Children

Authors

Taylor Simmons

Faculty Mentor

Michael Zukosky

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

10-5-2023 11:15 AM

End Date

10-5-2023 1:00 PM

Location

PUB NCR

Department

Psychology

Abstract

In a recent study by Margarita Alegría, et al. (2009), ethnic minorities often do not pursue mental health care due to issues such as an anticipation of low-quality care. One way to increase the quality of care for ethnic minorities, and in this case Mexican immigrants, is to consider what specific cultural factors affect their mental health. For example, social science research in psychology and anthropology has described how changing roles of familísmo affects the mental health of Mexican immigrants living in the United States. This article reviews the research on familísmo and mental health. It aims to support mental health practitioners in their understanding of how familísmo has the potential to both amplify and reduce mental health symptomatology.

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The Effect of Familísmo on the Mental Health of Mexican Immigrants to the United States and Their Children

PUB NCR

In a recent study by Margarita Alegría, et al. (2009), ethnic minorities often do not pursue mental health care due to issues such as an anticipation of low-quality care. One way to increase the quality of care for ethnic minorities, and in this case Mexican immigrants, is to consider what specific cultural factors affect their mental health. For example, social science research in psychology and anthropology has described how changing roles of familísmo affects the mental health of Mexican immigrants living in the United States. This article reviews the research on familísmo and mental health. It aims to support mental health practitioners in their understanding of how familísmo has the potential to both amplify and reduce mental health symptomatology.