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Discrimination Stress On The Rise

Diverse Communities Are Negatively Impacted by Covid-19

The recent American Psychological Association Stress in America 2020 Report suggests Americans are more stressed during the pandemic.

One of the contributing issues impacting communities of color and members of the LGBTQ is discrimination.

“On a personal level, one-third of adults (33%) cite discrimination as a significant source of stress in their life, a significant increase from 25% in 2019."

Mental health providers are reporting an increase in new client inquiries. We've seen this in our work. In fact, we just hired an assistant to help manage the incoming flux of new patient inquiries and have hired another staff person to see clients.

Increased community stress impacts everyone.

Covid-19 related mental health concerns are disproportionately impacting communities of color and transgender folx. (Litam, Ausloos & Harrichand, 2021.)

The impacts of discrimination are far reaching. As providers of mental health to BIPOC and LGBTQ folx, we've been mindfully reminding our direct care providers to prioritize their own self-care.

We have also opened up our BIPOC Therapist Support Group to add additional support for our peers who are also dealing with discrimination, oppression and the resultant stress.

Reach out if you need additional support, we can reached at 602-661-0200 or info@trsofaz.com


Sources:

Stress and Resilience Among Professional Counselors During the Covid-19 Pandemic, (Litam, Ausloos & Harrichand, 2021.)

APA Stress in America 2020 Report

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