Minority stress is a very real issue that significantly impacts members of minority groups on a daily basis. Interpersonal prejudice and discrimination based on race, culture, or identity are some of the main causes of minority stress. Poor social support systems, low socioeconomic status, and our political atmosphere cause minority individuals to experience high levels of stress. Examples of minority groups who may be likely to experience minority stress include:
- Racial Minorities
- Differently-able Individuals
- LGBTQIA+ community
If you find that you are experiencing stress related to being a minority, therapy can help you through providing support, building a community, and practicing stress management strategies to reduce the impact of minority stress on your day-to-day life. Build on your own resilience with help from Lotus Counseling Center.