Racism affects our mental health
Updated: Jul 14
Currently, all around the world there is a spotlight on Black lives, racial injustice and oppression. Those of us who experience day-to-day racism are re-traumatised by what we see and hear in the media. Those of us who are aware that we live with certain privileges may also feel traumatised. Such trauma affects our mental health.
You may be able to find support by talking through your feelings about recent and current events with like-minded people. But if you are beginning to feel overwhelmed, it may help you to speak to a counsellor who is racial justice allied.