Trump plans to end ‘DACA’ program in 6 months - Sovereign Health Group
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09-05-17 Category: Mental Health

President Donald Trump is soon expected to make an official announcement to end the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)” program, a remnant of the Obama-era that permitted undocumented immigrants to stay and contribute to the nation, media reports said. The program was established in 2012 to protect young immigrants who came to the United States as children without any kind of legal status.

In response to questions raised by 10 state attorney generals regarding the potential disruption of nearly 800,000 individuals working and studying in the U.S., the White House has recently hinted that it plans to scrap off the program over a period of six months. As a result of the sudden move, both the right and the left, along with immigration advocates, have taken to social media with a deluge of diverse reactions.

Immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and met the criteria of the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act are commonly known as DREAMers. Currently, there are more than 780,000 DREAMers, who are in a huge dilemma over their future in America. According to a report from the Center for American Progress and FWD.us, eliminating DACA will have a tremendous economic impact. The report also says that 91 percent of those covered under the DACA program are currently employed and ending the program would mean 700,000 layoffs, with the economy taking a huge hit of $3.4 billion to see replacements.

In today’s world, it is common for people to move across the globe in search of greener pastures. However, millions flee their own countries due to conflicts, famine, wars and genocides. Often, in such cases, the majority of the undocumented immigrants are victims of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to a study conducted by researchers at the Rice University, DREAMers are more likely to suffer from poor mental health.

People with mental disorders face numerous challenges

Mental health disorders are marked by irregularities in thought processes, emotions or behaviors. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), mental disorders affect millions of people each year in the U.S. but only about half of those grappling with such conditions receive treatment.

Moreover, to make matters worse, society has made it increasingly tough for those battling mental disorders to openly speak their mind. Innumerable individuals are plagued by worries over symptoms of failing mental health, but the complicated nature and stigma related to these conditions prevent them from expressing what they are experiencing due to the fear of being shamed or belittled.

Seek treatment for mental disorders

Mental illness is not something to shy away from. Failing to seek timely medical intervention can aggravate the condition, posing greater threat by triggering more complications. Sovereign Health is a leading mental and behavioral health care provider in the U.S. Sovereign Health of San Clemente, California, offers a variety of customized therapies for a wide range of mental health problems to treat the afflicted individuals holistically. Specialists at our mental illness treatment centers are trained to identify the underlying causes and prescribe customized individual as well as group psychotherapy based on the patient’s requirements.

If you or your loved one is battling depression or any other mental problem, call our 24/7 helpline or chat online with our representatives who are available to answer your queries. Our state-of-the-art residential mental health facilities spread across California are known for their effective recovery programs, which have helped innumerable individuals regain control of their lives.

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