COVID-19 and Migrants’ Psychosocial Health
This Research Topic addresses how resilience and coping strategies are expressed among the most vulnerable communities, and how they are bearing the burden and enduring the most dire consequences of recent crises, not the least the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. People with migrant backgrounds, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, who were already experiencing multifaceted repressions and discrimination, now find themselves in an even more vulnerable situation ranging from immediate socio-economic challenges to barriers of receiving adequate treatment and care. Psychological resilience is an important ability that protects the individual against negative effects of stressful events. Investigation of the psychosocial effects of COVID-19, as an example, and resilience and its contributions to the development of protective strategies in terms of migrants mental health and case management process show the importance of new knowledge.
The papers seek to conceptualise resilience as a resource that applies at both individual and community levels and a culturally sensitive approach is adopted to understand meaning systems as resources for health and well-being. Religion, family, community, and other meaning-making systems are examined.
All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements.
Angelina Jonas PhD
Managing Editor | Journal of Developing Drugs