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Mental Health at the Intersection of Climate, Race, & Culture
October 14, 2022 | Dr. Tanya Khemet Taiwo & Dr. Venise Curry

In this webinar, entitled Mental Health at the Intersection of Climate, Race, & Culture, Dr. Tanya Khemet Taiwo, who is a researcher on maternal stress and childhood neurodevelopment, will provide background about psychosocial stress (aka toxic stress) and its association with racism. In addition, she will address adverse childhood experiences (ACE), cumulative exposure, and physiological vulnerability. Our second speaker, Dr. Venise Curry is the Director for the CHEF Fellowship Western Cohort. She will talk about community psychiatry and provide a cultural psychiatric focus on inequities existing in various communities. Dr. Curry will also briefly review the Equity in Mental Health Toolkit.

 

The Racial Trauma of Climate Change
August 13, 2021 | Dr. Annelle Primm

As many of you know, historical displacement, disenfranchisement, and exploitation have put many communities of color in the direct path of the climate crisis. Climate change magnifies the underlying stressors of racism and poverty — both of which have documented, acute physical and mental health impacts. This unique form of trauma is called racial trauma. When climate disaster strikes, the mental health consequences on top of racial trauma are often more severe.┬áDr. Annelle Primm chairs All Healers Mental Health Alliance, a group of mental health professionals, faith leaders, first responders, and public health advocates, that facilitate culturally aligned responses to the mental health needs of marginalized communities that have been affected by natural and human-caused disasters.

 

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