Mental stress of climate migrant’s poor women living in slums of Dhaka city
Author(s): Karisma Amjad
Abstract: The state of mental health among urban people is one of the global concerns. This problem (i.e. stress, depression, anxiety) in developing countries is highly prevalent, but the issues in this regard are not yet reasonably addressed, especially in the context of rapidly urbanizing megacities where a growing number of residents live in slums. Little is known about the situation of mental wellbeing of women in urban slums who are usually migrants from rural location. This research explores the state of the mental stress of migrant women in two urban slums of Dhaka city. In the resent years migrant women have increased in number with displacement by climate change. The study has found a significant difference between the mental stress statuses of climate migrant’s single and married women in Dhaka slums. Researcher used Dhaka Stress Scale-Adult (DSS-A) to measure the contrast status of climate migrant women in Dhaka slums. Mental well-being is associated with physical well being. This study provides vital information for developing better mental health care and prevention programs in slums of Dhaka and comparable worldwide.