Racism linked to youth depression and anxiety

Experiences of racism could lead to depression and anxiety in children and young people, according to new research led by The University of Melbourne.

The review of more than 461 cases found strong and consistent links between racial discrimination and detrimental health outcomes such as low self-esteem, reduced resilience, increased behavioural problems and lower levels of well-being.

It also identified a number of issues that need to be addressed in society, schools and communities to ensure that young people are able to pursue healthy and productive adult lives.

Read more at The University of Melbourne