In honor of National Black History Month

Black Mental Health Matters: Microtrauma and Microaggressions in Communities of Color, Part II

Eunice Peterson, MD, speaker

This is Part II of the Black Mental Health Matters webinar facilitated by Eunice Peterson, MD, a board-certified Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. The webinar is an interactive presentation with a Q&A session designed to provide participants with an understanding of how racism impacts mental health.


PART II: Dr. Peterson will present information on how systemic racism and the Black community’s
experience with police brutality (directly and indirectly) impact young people’s mental health,
in particular. Dr. Peterson will examine how racial microtraumas and microaggressions adversely
impact mental health in the African American community. Both Part I and Part II of the series are designed to be informative for those who face mental health challenges and the families and communities that support them.

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the history that informs the barriers to seeking mental healthcare in the Black community/communities of color and to learn some of the ways in which racism impacts mental health.
  • Describe the key determinants of racial equity in delivering mental health services and sensitize healthcare professionals to the equity challenges across race in mental health services.
  • Identify ways in which police brutality and other forms of institutional racism impact the mental health in the Black community and communities of color.
  • Provide patient/patient communities and mental healthcare providers with insights into how micro trauma and microaggressions (related to racism) impact mental health.
  • How black mental health matters micro trauma and microaggressions (related to racism) impact the mental health of students in the classroom.