2020 Is A ‘Mental Health Tsunami’

According to an American Psychological Association study released in July, Americans are feeling uncertainty, frustration, fear, and anger stemming from a global pandemic, a contentious presidential election, and for some, ongoing systemic racism.  This hour, we hear about the cause of these stressors and why certain communities are at a higher risk and still face mental health stigmatization. 


  • Dr. April Kelly-Woessner,  political science professor and Dean of The School of Public Service at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania
  • Brian Smedley, Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest and Acting Chief Diversity Officer at the American Psychological Association
  • Kimesha Morris, a psychiatric clinician and coordinates the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council at the Institute of Living

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