Study finds discrimination harms mental health

by Zach Mayo

Racial discrimination has economic and political implications for communities of color. A new UNC study found it might also affect mental health. The study published last month shows discrimination against African Americans and Caribbean Blacks increases their risk of depression, anxiety and substance abuse. The study’s lead author, Trenette Clark, is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work, and she joined us to talk about her research.

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