Connecting Race, Faith, and Mental Health
Springtide Research Institute was recently featured by Faith+Lead. You can see an excerpt of this article in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.
In 2022, nearly half of young people (47%) told Springtide Research Institute, where I am Senior Research Associate, that they were moderately or extremely depressed. Even more (55%) reported being moderately or extremely stressed, while 45% said they were moderately or extremely lonely.
For Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC hereafter), this mental-health crisis is compounded by experiences of racial prejudice and discrimination:”Mental health can affect anyone, regardless of ethnicity or race, differently, but when we are talking about social justice issues, People of Color are living through it. That’s completely different than seeing it or just observing it.”—Lauren, Asian American, 15.