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Five on Friday: California Bans Chlorpyrifos

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A plane sprays pesticide on a field


October is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In detention, many women are not getting the health care treatment they need. That includes mental health services. In a recent Huffington Post article on the Karnes detention facility, the director of family detention services from RAICES says, “We’ve heard so many women talk to us about wanting to kill themselves. It’s only a matter of time before someone dies at Karnes.” Clinicians around the country serve patients who have recently migrated and may be saddled with grief, anxiety, depression, and toxic stress from pre-, peri- and post-migration trauma. Visit our behavioral health page to learn more about migrants and mental health, and discover new resources to help you in the exam room. On to Five on Friday, with five reading recommendations from MCN staff.



Detainee sits outside of detention area


What process must individuals go through to be released from detention? Del shared the American Immigration Council’s new fact sheet answering just that: “Seeking Release from Immigration Detention.”

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Construction worker on scaffolding


Amy shared an interesting read from the New York Times, following a migrant worker group often overlooked: “Hurricane Chasers: An Immigrant Work Force on the Trail of Extreme Weather.”

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A deer in the park


Rob shared an article on a new CDC warning to deer hunters on the spread of Mycobacterium bovis when field dressing deer, which can spread tuberculosis.


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Valeria Luiselli speaking at conference


Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Weekly Win: Have you read Lost Children Archives yet? (If not, head to your local bookstore and pick it up immediately!) Jillian share the good news about author Valeria Luiselli: “Mexicana Who Worked As Translator For Migrant Kids Wins MacArthur Genius Grant.”

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A plane sprays pesticide on a field


Bonus Weekly Win: Amy celebrated this article: “California Bans Widely Used Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children.”



Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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