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How people can respond to COVID disparities: Mindfulness

A recent survey conducted by the Eugene City Council investigated the impact of the pandemic on our community’s mental health. Just less than half (45%) of the more than 600 local residents polled reported emotional distress directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among Spanish-speaking respondents, the percentage reporting emotional distress surged to a whopping 70%, according to KVAL reporting. What accounts for this large difference?

Key factors like language barriers, employment, housing, access, transport, culture, isolation, immigration status, stigma, and racism, among others.

All frequently are implicated in . . .

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