Study: Fewer Immigrants Seek Treatment for Depression

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A new report by the U.S. Surgeon General suggests that many immigrants who suffer from depression fail to seek treatment because of language and cultural barriers, costs and the stigma of mental illness. In Chicago, one Mexican immigrant suffered depression for years because he couldn't find a therapist that spoke his language. Hear Jay Field of Chicago Public Radio reports.



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