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This article will look at the link between racism and mental health, the short- and long-term impacts, and how it affects young people, men, and women.

Although racism also affects physical health, one 2015 systematic review suggests that racism is twice as likely to affect a person’s mental health than their physical health.

Here are some of the ways in which racism impacts mental health and the treatment of mental health conditions.

Although rates of mental health conditions are similar across white, Black, and Latinx adults in the U.S., rates of mental health treatment are not.

How to cope with the impact of racism on mental health Although racism’s impact on mental health can be significant, building some coping skills can provide a source of resilience.

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