Feb 15, 2021
Did you know that systemic racism can cause depression, anxiety, hypertension, insomnia and other health conditions? People of color are constantly suffering from high levels of stress as a result of daily trauma (or the threat of daily trauma) of racism. Living with constant trauma and violence is affecting our physical, mental, and emotional health. In this special episode, the Espresso Talk Today team discusses this health problem called Racial Battle Fatigue with Professor William Smith who has conducted extensive study on this serious condition. He discusses the physiological processes leading to Racial Battle Fatigue, the symptoms, and healthy coping strategies to protect one's health. He also identifies unhealthy strategies that people use to cope but that often have dire consequences. Join the ETT Team in this important episode. It could save your life!