The impact of the post-migratory experience on young voluntary migrants’ mental health has often been overlooked. As mental health conditions often first manifest in adolescence (Patel, Flisher, Hetrick, & McGorry, 2007), it is important to examine youth resilience strategies. Migrants from faith-based communities may encounter particular stressors given their religio-cultural background and acculturative differences. This study examines recent immigrant and second-generation Ismaili Muslim youth in Australia and the role of their faith-based community in developing mental health resilience. It uses the terms “diasporic” and “post-diasporic” (Mukadam & Mawani, 2006) to refer to recent immigrants and second-generation youth respectively to acknowledge that second-generation youth are not “immigrants” as such.

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