Intersectionality, Privilege, and Mental Health

How multiple, socially constructed marginalizations impact mental and behavioral health

Juan Carlos Barrera
Claudette Sierra-Pappas
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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This workshop will define and discuss intersectionality as well as privilege, as the definitions and how they play out are intertwined. We will also discuss how these two aspects of our society and culture impact the mental health of those who have been historically and currently marginalized.

We will address race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic “class,” people with disabilities, immigration status, and people who are neurodivergent in the context of mental and behavioral health.

There will be discussion not only of how the effects of intersectionality can lead to mental illness, but also the lack of accessibility to treatment as well as reluctance to seek treatment and the reasons why this all occurs.

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