Dr. Jonathan Alcantar
Type of Resources
The journey across the U.S.-Mexico border symbolizes a transcendental rite of passage for many Latino migrants in their search for the “American Dream”. Anecdotes about these experiences reflect both the dreams and aspirations as well as the fears and dangers faced by migrants in their route north. However, the migrant population experiences many obstacles and challenges throughout their journey that has contributed to signs of trauma such as stress, depression, and anxiety. Not much research has been conducted to examine the reasons behind migration or the effects on their mental health. The purpose of this inquiry is to explore and understand the reality behind immigration and help information provide better services and support to these individuals.