Certain immigrants, refugees at higher risk of psychotic disorders

I'm not sure that the headline is a surprise, nor the real story. I mean, people who have had a hard life are more likely to have mental health issues - surprise (not). But what is it about the folks who came from Northern Europe, Southern Europe, and East Asia that give them half of the risk? What does it say about Canadian society and what might it say about mental health policies that Canada should enact?

“We found that refugees had about a 25 per cent greater risk of psychotic disorders compared to immigrants. We also found that neighbourhood-level income acted as a protective factor, with migrants who were living in the wealthiest neighbourhoods in the province having half the risk of psychotic disorders compared to migrants living in the poorest neighbourhoods in the province,” said Kelly Anderson, lead author and post-doctoral research fellow at ICES Western.