Topic: Mental health, oppression, and generational trauma
Paper type: Essay (Any Type)
Number of soruces: 1
Language: English (U.S.)
Mental health consequences of oppression and generational trauma
Unfair treatment of other people or a minority group can be termed as oppression and results in psychological and mental impairments such as stress. High levels of stress hormones in the body can result in critical physical and psychological disorders. Several negative mental health issues associated with stress include anger, depression, low self-esteem, and hyper-vigilance (Nadal et al., 2014). Discrimination based on ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation continues to be a challenge around the world. These forms of injustices have contributed to inequalities in service accessibility to economic disparities. Victims reported having undergone any form of discrimination are more vulnerable to mental disorders. This results from the high risk of alcohol abuse among men and drug abuse among women....