Migration and exile - some implications for mental health in post-apartheid South Africa

M C Marchetti-Mercer, J L Roos
2006 South African Journal of Psychiatry  
<p>The age of globalisation and the socio-political changes that have taken place in South Africa in the past decade have created powerful contexts within which the issues of belonging and finding a 'home' have become very relevant to all South Africans.</p><p>This article explores the phenomena of migration and exile, which are strongly characterised by an attempt to find a place one can call 'home' and where one can belong, and then shows how these experiences can provide a useful framework
more » ... r understanding a multicultural context such as the one in South Africa.</p><p>Some of the implications of these phenomena for mental health, specifically the link between schizophrenia and migration, will also be discussed.</p>
doi:10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v12i3.67 fatcat:5em6gw7junbnnjzfl4qmbtln4e