The University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Effects of Racism on Mental Health: Why Are We Dying? - Virtual Discussion

Thursday, May 20, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

The College of Nursing and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, in partnership with the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, invite you to this virtual event. 

Institutional racism takes a toll on the mental health of BIPOC populations, and the pandemic has only magnified the lack of access and disparities in healthcare that already existed. 

Join our experts during Mental Health Awareness Month for the first discussion in a new series, Mental Health: Policy, Practice, and Perception. 

Days before the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s horrific murder, we invite you to join the conversation about gun violence, health care disparities, and how institutional racism works. Hear from UMass faculty and alumnae who practice in this area and study the effects of racism on mental health in BIPOC communities.

Attendees will learn about:

  • How racism impacts an individual's mental health
  • What improvements are needed in our healthcare system
  • Research being conducted on campus
  • Resources available to BIPOC communities

College of Nursing Dean Allison Vorderstrasse will introduce the event and Clinical Assistant Professor Gabrielle Abelard will be the moderator.

There is no cost to participate.




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