Racial trauma is an outcome of constant racism and discrimination, which can greatly affect one’s physical and mental health. Experts explain that constant racial trauma could lead to stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, sleep disorders, which should be addressed and treated.
A new UK study has found that children and young people could indirectly suffer from physical and mental health issues due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, although they are less likely to get the infection than older adults. The study also mentioned a few interventional strategies for medical providers.
The United Nations has warned that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could lead to a global mental health crisis because more and more people are surrounded by the disease and deaths of loved ones, making them vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues.
A new study has found that the pediatric emergency department (ED) visits related to mental health issues have increased by 60%. The study found that ED visits among children also increased for issues such as substance abuse and deliberate self-harm, calling for better management.
A new study has found that those who have a history of cannabis dependence are more likely to have some form of mental health issue or substance abuse. The study also found that social support played a key role in the remission from cannabis dependence.
Experts in mind-body medicine have called for including stress-reducing practices, such as mediation, yoga, and mindfulness, in the patient treatment plans. They said practicing meditation, yoga, and mindfulness could help manage stress caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Rapper T.I.’s 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah Harris, has recently shared a video on YouTube, revealing her experience with mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. She said she opened up about her mental illness in hopes to raise awareness.