Afghan refugees to California struggle with PTSD

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The capital of california has emerged as one of the leading destination for Afghan refugees which were awarded with Special Immigrant Visa because of their service to the coalition forces in the war.

But these earlier translators, engineers and doctors have to start in the wrong to forgive, to have low rent apartments with minimum-wage jobs while dealing with PTSD and other health problems.

The Sacramento Bee reports ( that more than 2,000 such visa holders and their family members have settled in Sacramento since October 2010.

Many Afghans in Sacramento say that they are struggling with anxiety and depression that have developed or are greatly exacerbated by their struggle in the United States. They say that they feel helpless and abandoned, without decent jobs, housing, or a good understanding of the AMERICAN culture.

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