Vocabulary: Self-Care and Mental Health for Immigrants to the USA

Self-Care: Taking care of one’s own well-being, especially in terms of mental health and emotional needs.

Mental Health: Refers to emotional, psychological, and social well-being; it affects how people think, feel, and act.

Immigrants: People who come to live permanently in a foreign country.

Cultural Identity: The feeling of belonging to a group that shares the same traditions, beliefs, and values.

Stress: Feeling of emotional or physical tension often caused by difficult circumstances.

Adaptation: The process of adjusting to new conditions or environment.

Resilience: The ability to bounce back or recover quickly from challenges or difficult situations.

Isolation: The state of being separated from others or feeling alone.

Support System: a network of individuals or groups that provide emotional, physical, and mental support during tough times.

Language Barrier: Difficulty in communication experienced when people do not speak the same language.

Coping Strategies: Actions or behaviors that people use to deal with stress or challenges.

Homesickness: Feeling of longing or sadness for one’s home when away from it.

Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of others.

Wellness: Overall well-being, including physical, mental, and emotional health.

Counseling: Professional guidance and support provided to help individuals navigate through personal or psychological issues.

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