Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) face unique stressors like discrimination, harassment, and unequal access to education, housing, and employment—which were all heightened by COVID-19. From daily microaggressions to physical violence, the trauma of discrimination and prejudice can worsen not only BIPOC mental health, but physical health as well. BIPOC communities can also face disparities in diagnosis and treatment when it comes to mental health. BIPOC may feel uncomfortable being open about mental health issues, or may feel uneasy seeing a white mental health care provider. Help from those who understand is available. Scroll for more BIPOC mental health facts.