Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 715–717 | Cite as

School-Based Mental Health Services for Newly Arriving Immigrant Adolescents

  • Leslie B. Adams
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

First generation immigrants must endure a number of hardships during their migration journey and continue to face challenges while adjusting to their new host country [1, 2]. Kevin Pottie and colleagues examined victimization endured by newly arriving adolescents in the article, “Do First Generation Immigrant Adolescents Face Higher Rates of Bullying, Violence and Suicidal Behaviours than Do Third Generation and Native Born?” Through a rigorous systematic review that identified 18 studies, Pottie et al. conclude that first generation immigrants have an increased risk of bullying and peer aggression, and a lower likelihood of suicidal ideation than their non-immigrant peers. Most prominently, this article brings awareness to the paucity of literature on first generation immigrant adolescents and outcomes associated with their adjustment to host countries. The systematic review also poses many future considerations regarding the improvement of first generation experiences...


Mental Health Service Host Country Mental Health Outcome Immigrant Child Immigrant Youth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public HealthUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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