Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: racism and mental health

The Weight of Trauma: Racial Profiling Has Lasting Effects

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From St. Louis Public Radio: "A study from the Journal of Mental Health Counselling found that 81 percent of the African-Americans who reported racial discrimination were more...

Psychological Research Suggests Systemic Interventions to Tackle Racism

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A new special edition positions psychological science as offering valuable contributions to the study of contemporary racism.

Perspectives on “Reality” from an Alternative Epistemology

Contemplating human existence with a different paradigm of thinking will open our minds to perceiving the profound human diversities rooted in race and culture, developmental experiences, gender identities, sexual orientations, trauma, hunger, or immigration status, to name but a few ways we are or become profoundly diverse as humans.

Black Students Are Right to Want to See Black Therapists

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From The Guardian: At Cambridge University, black and ethnic minority students can now specifically request to see therapists of color. "At Cambridge, we’re now guaranteed to...

Minority Groups Found Less Likely to Get Mental Health Care

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From California Healthline: Although people of color are much more likely to suffer from severe psychological distress, they are less likely to receive mental health...

The Elephant in the Room

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From Discursive of Tunbridge Wells: Psychologist Rufus May speaks about the often overlooked role of racism in the mental health system. People of color are...

Majority of Counselors Lack Training to Treat Racial Trauma, Study Finds

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The percentage of clients who have experienced racial trauma far exceeds the percentage of counselors who are trained to identify and treat it.

Interview With Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors

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In this interview for Vice, Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discusses her efforts to fight for the civil rights of marginalized communities and to speak...

Targeting Hypocrisy Reduces Islamophobia and Collective Blame of Muslims

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Interventions calling attention to participants’ hypocrisy proved effective in reducing Islamophobia and collective blame of Muslims for individual acts of violence.

Few Counselors Are Trained to Treat Racial Trauma

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From ThinkProgress: A new study found that the majority of counselors in the United States are not prepared to identify or treat race-based trauma, which...

Why I See a Black Queer Therapist

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In this essay for them, Steven W. Thrasher describes how seeking treatment from a black queer therapist has helped him heal from the emotional distress and trauma...

Why Society Drives You Mad

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In this video for IAI TV, clinical psychologist and vocal critic of psychiatry Richard Bentall reveals why structural inequality, institutional racism, and systemic oppression play...

Researchers Call for Structural Competency in Psychiatry

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Structural competency in psychiatry emphasizes the social factors shaping patient presentations and encourages physician advocacy.

Racism is Wreaking Havoc on Our Mental Health

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In this interview for HuffPost Canada, Uppala Chandraesekera, the director of public policy at the Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto and the first mental health expert...

Scientists Start to Tease Out the Ways Racism Hurts Health

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From NPR: Scientists are beginning to understand the subtle ways that experiences of racism and discrimination affect people's health on both a physiological and psychological...

Effects of Racism on Depression in Black College Women

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Black college women endorse more perceived stress and depressive symptoms than White college women, highlighting the impacts of racism.

The Paradox of White Americans’ Mental Health

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Are White Americans’ poor mental health outcomes caused by Whiteness?

Is There Institutional Racism in Mental Health Care?

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From BBC News: Black people are overrepresented in the UK's mental health system and are at an increased risk of being forcibly committed, diagnosed with...

Racism Linked to Poor Health Outcomes in Children

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New study finds children who have been exposed to discrimination show higher likelihood of anxiety, depression, and ADHD.

Racism as a Public Health Threat

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From Medical Xpress: Racism is a major public health issue that is correlated with physical and mental health problems including depression, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, breast...

Is the Mental Health System Yet Another Form of Institutional Racism?

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With the political tide shifting across the United States and reports of hate crimes increasing daily, examining the systems that promote social control and act as tools of racism is paramount. Is it possible that the mental institution is just another venue for imprisoning Blacks unjustly?

Dear Son: A Mother’s Experience of Psychiatry, Racism and Human Rights

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I wanted to spare you, my son, from suffering like I did. I wanted to give you every opportunity I could. You have grown into a good man, a caring and successful man, yet you still have to fear for your life in this country. You still feel pain when you see what is happening.

Systemic Racism Erodes Mental Health, Study Finds

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New research out of the United Kingdom examines the cumulative impact of systemic racism on the mental health of minorities over time.  The study,...

“Why We Need to Talk About Racism as a Mental-Health Trigger”

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“Some activists have been able to move forward and continue the work because they have access to therapists, healers, spiritual practitioners and networks of...

Minority Discrimination Linked to Psychosis

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A study published in this month’s issue of the Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology found that perceived discrimination related to minority status may precede...