SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, is pleased to announce the launch of a new article that's now live on Psychology Today: "Immigration and the Pursuit of Happiness: How do we balance the needs of everyone equitably?" This article, written and edited by Ralph Ryback, M.D., Amanda Habermann, M.S., and Susan Logan-McCracken, M.P.W., explains how immigration policy is an important issue that affects everyone who lives in the United States, including legal and illegal immigrants and their children.
As the editorial notes, during President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, he promised to "make America great again," a slogan seen by supporters as his promise to strengthen and unify their country. One of his major campaign promises was to stop illegal immigration and enhance border security. Trump's promise to change immigration policies has plagued 61 million legal and illegal immigrants and their children living in the U.S., who are now faced with fears of deportation and uncertain futures.
About 25 percent of all children who live in the U.S. have at least one legal or illegal immigrant parent. These children may be affected by U.S. immigration policies and enforcement practices that have the potential to divide families and leave children without one or both parents.
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About the Authors
Ralph Ryback, M.D., has taught at many institutions, including Harvard Medical School. He's also a psychiatrist with Sovereign Health. Receiving his M.D. from Wayne State School of Medicine and completing his residency at Boston City Hospital, Dr. Ryback brings over half a century of psychiatric experience to Sovereign Health. To read Dr. Ryback's full biography, click HERE.
Amanda Habermann, M.S., is a senior staff writer for Sovereign Health. A graduate of California Lutheran University, she received her M.S. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in psychiatric rehabilitation.
Susan Logan-McCracken, M.P.W., is an editor for Sovereign Health and an award-winning author.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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