the impact of racism on mental health

The Impact of Racism on Mental Health

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In light of the recent attacks against the Asian American community and the rise in hate crimes around the country, psychiatrist Dr. Sue Varma joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the toll that hates crimes take on our mental health. She outlines how hate crimes can chip away our sense of self-worth and influence depression, anxiety, suicide thoughts, high blood pressure, and heart attacks (mind-body connection). She also discusses how the model minority myth is hurtful, how young people are impacted, and tips for protecting our mental health and coping with trauma, including psychological first aid tips.