Video: The Impact of Racism on Mental Health


School of Medicine faculty members Lisa McBride, Ph.D., assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, along with Brian Dixon, M.D., a psychiatrist and assistant professor, and Ken Hopper, M.D., a psychiatrist and associate professor, answered questions and provided resources about race relations, diversity and mental health.

By Prescotte Stokes III

FORT WORTH – School of Medicine faculty members Lisa McBride, Ph.D., assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, along with Brian Dixon, M.D., a psychiatrist and assistant professor, and Ken Hopper, M.D., a psychiatrist and associate professor took part in the discussion about how race relations affect mental health on June 4.

Following the nationwide protests after the death of George Floyd, the panel of experts discussed why diversity important in communities, schools and workplaces. They also talked about how have a conversation to children about racism, and how to cope with overwhelming feelings of sadness.

Listed below are resources recommended by Dr. McBride. This document is intended to serve as a resource to deepen anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, you can start now.

Resources for parents to raise anti-racist children:

Articles to read:

Videos to watch:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Books to read:

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media:

More anti-racism resources to check out: