Latinx people residing in Trump states reported especially poor mental health after the 2016 election

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A study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine suggests that election outcomes can impact population-level mental health. Moreover, the extent of this impact depends on a person’s race/ethnicity and their surrounding political climate. The findings revealed that Latinx people living in Trump states and white people living in Clinton states experienced an especially high number of poor mental health days following the 2016 election. The polarization of American politics has created social divides across the U.S. population. Notably, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign…

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