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Racial trauma can be deadly for Black people. Here are five ways to cope with it.

June 4, 2021 | 1:48 PM GMT
Rewatching George Floyd get killed during Derek Chauvin’s murder trial the same month Daunte Wright and Ma’Khia Bryant died on camera was an exhausting reminder of how race can be the difference between life and death in any situation. Living with that realization on a daily basis isn’t just emotionally harmful; it also affects your physical health. Race-based discrimination and stress can lead to depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many other disorders. In this episode, host Nicole Ellis speaks with mental health experts to provide five ways Black people can cope with race-based stress.