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Freeport resident Elizabeth Jeudy

Experts: Coping with mental illness may be harder during pandemic holidays

Dec. 24, 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the holidays arrive, many Haitian-Americans who suffer from mental illnesses said they do not anticipate this period to be any more stressful than the previous years. However, two mental health experts said, many people might fail to realize how experiencing a pandemic and the holiday season at the same time can exacerbate their mental health issues since they have never experienced both together before.
Haitian women and babies NYC

Help Save Haitian Women and Babies in NYC

Dec. 11, 2020 - While efforts to address maternal health disparities have focused on the Black community at large, disparities within Black subgroups like Haitians need to be addressed also. The need is all too evident in both the presence of and inattention to the health disparities impacting the Haitian community. The contributors to these unacceptable disparities are not a result of biology, but of racism. But for us Haitians, we know very well that racism extends beyond race.
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