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By the Numbers: The Importance of Self-Care for People of Color

These numbers show the importance of self-care for people of color and its impact on reducing stress and improving mental health. From taking just a few minutes each day for deep breathing to setting aside time for physical activity, self-care is essential for our well-being. So, let's prioritize self-care and our mental health every day.


80% The percentage of African Americans who report high levels of stress, according to a study by the American Psychological Association.


33% The percentage of Latinx individuals who report high levels of stress, compared to 25% of the general population.


3 Billion The estimated cost of untreated mental health conditions for African Americans each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.


1 in 3 The number of Asian Americans who report feeling lonely, compared to 1 in 4 of the general population, according to a National Institute of Mental Health study.


2X The likelihood of Black Americans experiencing major depression compared to white Americans, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.


60% The percentage of African American women who reported high levels of stress in a study by the American Psychological Association, compared to 50% of African American men.


5 minutes The amount of time it takes to practice deep breathing, a simple self-care strategy that can help reduce stress and improve mental well-being.


30 minutes The recommended amount of physical activity each day to boost mood and reduce stress, according to the American Heart Association.


1 in 4 The number of African American women who reported feeling isolated, compared to 1 in 5 of the general population, according to a National Alliance on Mental Illness study.


100% The percentage of people of color who deserve to prioritize their mental health and well-being through self-care practices.


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