Studies have shown that exposure to racism can make us more likely to develop mental health problems. a 2015 meta-analysis It found that racism is twice as likely to affect mental health than physical health, leading to depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts.
In this episode Professor Rory and I spoke with MQ Ambassador and cricket star Azeem Rafiq. The great played cricket professionally in England for Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
In 2020, Azim whistled about his racist experience during his cricket career, which has become a major media story in Britain.
In this exciting talk, we’ve talked about racism in sports, having a winner’s mindset and how beliefs can affect your mental health.
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