IMG Mental Health and Coping Strategies

Dear fellow IMGs,

We are conducting a survey to understand the mental health challenges IMGs face since their immigration to Canada. We also want to identify the coping strategies IMGs are taking and to what extent they have been helpful or not. Please help us to understand this important issue by completing this survey.

The information is confidential. Your responses will be presented in aggregate format.

Please complete the survey by Sunday, July 24th.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact our research and evaluation coordinator at research@aimga.ca

 

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Mental health challenges

The following questions will try to assess how your mental health have been challenged since immigration to Canada such as by causing anxiety, depression, and/or stress.
NeverAlmost neverSometimesFairly oftenVery often
1. In the last month, how often have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life?
2. In the last month, how often have you felt confident about your ability to handle your personal problems?
3. In the last month, how often have you felt that things were going your way?
4. In the last month, how often have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome them?
Not at allSeveral daysMore than half the daysNearly everyday
1. Little interest or pleasure in doing things
2. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
3. Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
4. Feeling tired or having little energy
5. Poor appetite or overeating
6. Feeling bad about yourself or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
7. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television
8. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual
9. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way
Not at allSeveral daysMore than half the daysNearly everyday
1. Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge?
2. Not being able to stop or control worrying
3. Worrying too much about different things
4. Trouble relaxing
5. Being so restless that it is hard to sit still
6. Becoming easily annoyed or irritable
7. Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen