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Psychosocial Consequences Of Being Strangers In A Familiar Land

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  • Tanupreet Singh

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Internal migration has resulted in a mass population of 453.6 million according to 2011 as per the Census of India. Migrants are not only imperative but also but also invisible key actors of socially dynamic, culturally innovative and economically affluent societies. This paper aims to provide an overview of existing challenges associated with internal migration, specifically the psychosocial consequences of emigrants and their left behind families. Review of literature suggests that migration is linked up with a high risk for poor mental health because of alterations in the pattern and content of, exposure to new physical, psychosocial, social interactions/social support and economic/ employment environments, acculturation demands, housing problems, crime and discrimination. This paper also highlights certain suggestions as a holistic approach to meet the multiple challenges faced by emigrants. There is a high need to have in-depth understanding of the problems and pattern of mental health problems by formulating more effective intervention strategies such as pyramid intervention model in preventing the distress and disorders, moreover, developing the healthy psycho-social wellbeing of the migrants. Key Words:Migration, mental health, psychosocial, wellbeing Policy

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  • Tanupreet Singh, 2020. "Psychosocial Consequences Of Being Strangers In A Familiar Land," Working papers 2020-33-02, Voice of Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:vor:issues:2020-33-02
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