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Mental health: More reasons to fight racism

As street demonstrations swept America last month demanding respect for black lives, Paul Gionfriddo of Mental Health America pointed out a more insidious, long-lasting toll of racism: Poorer physical and emotional health due to trauma, stress, and poverty.

“People of color and all those whose lives have been marginalized by those in power experience life differently from those whose lives have not been devalued. … They shoulder a mental health burden that is deeper than what others face,” said Gionfriddo, president and CEO of the

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