Coronavirus impact on people of color.

Coronavirus have consequences for mental health. People of color, people of various ethnic groups and migrants have high risk of Post- Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety. 

A person of color experience a degree of marginalization and discrimination (American Psychological Association -APA). For example people of Asia reports an increase in racism and xenophobic violence. 

“For Asian American [people], stigma appears to figure most prominently in their beliefs about the level of functioning and status of individuals with mental health problems,” the study authors write. For Latino respondents, the level of self-stigmatization appeared to depend on whether or not the researchers conducted the interviews in English or Spanish.”

Maria Cohut, Ph.D | Medical News Today

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