Mental health in the Black community

A demonstrator is pictured as people mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States. This is amid nationwide protests against racial inequality, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 19, 2020. Photo credit: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

The CDC reports that anxiety and depression are up compared to this time last year. Americans are dealing with COVID-19, unemployment, police shootings, unrest, hurricanes, wildfires, and a high-stakes presidential election. Young people and people of color are particularly affected — they suffer from higher anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation.