Racism

Erika J. Vivyan, PhD 

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent increased awareness of systemic racism have left me, a white psychologist, at a loss for words. I wanted to write a post for other anti-racist allies who are also struggling to voice and act in increasingly anti-racist ways both personally and professionally.

Mbemba Jabbi, PhD and Kathariya Mokrue, PhD

Racial and related inequities have immensely traumatized Black and Brown citizens of the United States for centuries.

Michelle Witkin, PhD

Images of the murder of Black Americans, discussions about systemic racism, sirens blaring, crowds protesting, curfews, fires. It’s tough for adults to make sense of the hurt in the world right now, but how do we help our children and teens with it?

Soo Jeong Youn,PhD, Torrey A. Creed,PhD, Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD, Luana Marques, PhD

In an already challenged, and often under-resourced mental health care system, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in mental health needs across the globe1,2.

Mayte Forte, Alison Chavez, Bryan Balvaneda, Lorraine U. Alire, and Dr. Lizabeth Roemer

As many in the United States (US) stay home and practice social distancing to protect themselves from COVID-19, individuals from lower socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds face heightened barriers and risks.

Bryan Balvaneda, M.A., Lizabeth Roemer, PhD., Sarah Hayes-Skelton, PhD

Major crises raise people’s concern for personal safety and heighten anxiety. One effect of this heightened anxiety is that it can intensify bias and discrimination as we start focusing our attention on our own well-being.

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