3 ways in which voting may benefit mental health

Voting is a democratic right that gives each citizen the opportunity to influence how future governments address issues important to their community, including aspects of healthcare. But does casting one’s ballot offer any benefits to health? We take a look at some research that suggests that voting may help boost mental health. In a previous […]

Physical and mental health impacts on Black women

Medical News Today has interviewed Prof. Cheryl Giscombé, an expert on stress-related health disparities among African Americans, about a source of pressure that many African American women experience: the obligation to project an image of strength or that of...

How the ‘model minority’ myth affects well-being and mental health

The “model minority” myth implies that certain ethnic minorities are better than others: better at adjusting to a different culture, more hardworking, more academically gifted. But this false narrative can segregate communities and cause a lot of harm to mental health...

The effects of racism on health and mental health

Racism, or discrimination based on race or ethnicity, is a key contributing factor in the onset of disease. It is also responsible for increasing disparities in physical and mental health among Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). This article looks at some...

Physical and mental health impacts on Black Americans

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, we zoom in on police violence as a leading cause of death among young Black men in the United States. This Special Feature looks at some of the ways in which police use of force affects the mental and physical health of...