Exposure to racism linked to increased mental health risks in youths

09/22/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Racial discrimination had a strong association with mental health issues in children and teens, including more problem behaviors, lower self-esteem and low levels of well-being, a review in the journal Social Science & Medicine showed. Researchers also noted that children born to mothers exposed to racism while pregnant had a greater risk of poorer birth outcomes.

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