African American Mental Health Clinicians Discuss Effects of Dual Stressors, COVID-19 And Social Injustice

July 28, 2021

Communities of color, who over the past year have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, also experienced emotional distress exacerbated by events surrounding the murder of George Floyd. In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Leon Caldwell, senior director of health equity strategies and innovation for the AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, speaks to Kesha Clarke, director of clinical services at the Philadelphia VA Hospital, and Karriem Salaam, M.D., medical director of adolescent psychiatric services at Friends Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia, about mental health stigma, racialized stress and self-care in communities including health care providers. Find more resources about Minority Mental Health Awareness Month here.


 

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