Students Fill A Gap In Mental Health Care For Immigrants

(By Michael Tomsic, WFAE for Kaiser Health News)

Patricia Becerril comes to Bethesda Health Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, every other week. And it’s a slog.

“It takes her two hours to get here,” said Katherine Wilkin, a University of North Carolina at Charlotte master’s student, translating for Becerril. “She takes two buses, so coming here, she’s definitely devoted to getting this treatment. She comes every time.”

Wilkin is also Becerril’s mental health counselor, and Becerril says Wilkin has helped her deal with depression. Read article here…..

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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