Immigration can effect your mental health!

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polkadot
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   Posted 11/21/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
smurf  It is snowing in Canada , and everyone is wearing white tooks!
We used to joke as kids, saying if heaven falls down we will all be wearing blue tooks.
 
I posted because I am sure there is many like me, who immigrated and never thought they would ever need counselling or that there health would be affected by the process..but I've learned that it can..Anyone who immigrates , families , kids etc should receive counselling..it should be mandatory by the goverment..to secure a safe transition..problem is that very little immigrants can Afford help.
 
Even a Perfect healthy person in every way , can find it hard to adjust to a new country, new food, new cultures, new laws, new school sytems..etc.etc.
Everybody in the household is working so hard just to make it financially, that nobody realizes how they neglect each other, and themselves... you only realize it when it is too late..or the symptoms interfere with your everyday life.
Maybe there is some Great counsellors, doctors out there who can contribute , and help us... 
 
How do you get "back to normal" again?
How do you stay Happy, focussed, Healthy under tough cicumstances like this?
Where do you start, to gain control and get your health back to where it was?
Everybody knows to immigrate is challenging, you lost your support system ,sometimes your home language , your friends and family..but nevertheless it was the better choice ? or Was it? Because you end up sick? addicted? unhappy? divorced? or just sad and confused...
 
Is their an organization that I am not aware of?
 
Although My life is still in tact..I can feel that things are going in the wrong direction..
I am working too hard..I don't have time for my children , my husband, or myself..
The Stress makes me sick.. constipated, anxious, emotional and give me sleepless nights.
I have no time for exerize ,relaxation any more.
I am Thinking of using Alkohol to help me sleep, although I know that is not a healthy choice..I am affraid of taking meds..
 
Maybe there is some easy steps to follow that will make everything easier?
 

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   Posted 11/22/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Take things one day at a time, it will all start falling into place for you. It is a shock to the whole system. So go slowly.

Hugs, Karen
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getting by
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   Posted 11/22/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Jamie's Post:

hi polkadot.
i reckon if you invested in some counselling the quality of life
in your new country would definately aide your mental health, would help de-stress you thus you being far more productive and happy. cba. a cost benefit analysis. what is the cost to do it and what are the benefits. if the pros outway the cons or the other way round. check with there local mental health services for referal - most therapists, for new immigrants will see you on a sliding fee scale. all the best. thx 4 sharing, this is a very apt topic. with healing compassion, jamie.
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polkadot
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   Posted 11/22/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah Thanks to every bodies advice !
I will be following it now, because I feel I have some direction at least to start off with.

We HAVE to work so hard here in Canada, it is very expensive, and BEWARE if you come from other places , make VERY sure you are qualified to practice whatever your career is here..we could not , and had to start all over..to re-qualify up to Canadian Standards would cost us almost $10K each! HAHA not affordable !


I have made that list..I am still thinking it over , that is not easy at all! I just look at the list and feel sad all over again ..but I know I can win this..I have got what it takes..TIME TIME TIME ..I know..heals everything! It is not always easy to go into those rooms in our Hearts that we like to keep locked, Hey..there is a Reason why we keep it locked!

SO I downloaded some Meditation Music from You Tube..I wake up one hour earlier to do exercise and to Pray..SO I am Bound to go to Bed early so that I'll be able to GET UP early..I used to work till Midnight every night. One Reason I discovered why I can't shut down!

I decided that I will take that hot bath every night, listen to music and whine down before bedtime..to try and shut off for the night. My Brain keeps on working , working to think of better ideas on how to make it faster.. nobody warned me adjusting to a new Country can take such a looong time!

Knowing what I know now, I would Still make the same choice to immigrate..but I'll go about it a lot different..People should really thoroughly research before doing it..Talk to People who did it..ask them about their FEELINGS..Struggles, Fears.

The Devil is a Sly old Fox as well, He Knows how to get us when we are down, and he certainly knows how to keep us there!
But My God is Larger than all of this, and I know I will get through it , especially with Dear Friends like those I have just discovered on this channel!!


Thanks to all of you! I will Drink Herbal Teas, eat right , do exercise, listen to music , and only work in working hours!I commit to spent time with My Family , even if it means to make an appointment with each of them..until I beat this thing.


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   Posted 11/22/2010 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
DITTO. JAMIE
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