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BIPOC Mental Health Matters Even More during the COVID-19 Pandemic

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month

MERCERVILLE – The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted a gap in the accessibility to treatment for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, compared to the general population. The APM Research Lab has independently compiled mortality data for Washington D.C. and 45 states. The data suggests that Black individualsexperience the highest overall mortality rates and the most widespread occurrence of disproportionate deaths is one in 1,500 people. The same data indicates that one in 2,300 Indigenous Americans and one in 3,200 Latino Americans have died from COVID-19. In comparison, one in 3,600 White Americans have died as a result of COVID-19. The mortality rate and loss can also be traumatic for the BIPOC community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that the reasons why BIPOC are more likely to contract and die from coronavirus are poor living conditions and work circumstances, being uninsured, potential language barriers, higher rates of chronic conditions at earlier ages resulting in higher death rates, and systemic inequalities.

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Coronavirus Resources

To help everyone stay informed about the coronavirus and recommendations that have been shared by various resources, NJAMHAA has consolidated resources. Click here to access links.

Race and Behaviroal Health Resources

NJAMHAA has compiled a list of resources related to race and mental health. Click here to access the links.

    

 

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