TO: UCSB Staff and Faculty

FR:  Pati Montojo, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) Manager, Human Resources

RE: ASAP Presentation – The Psychological Impact of Race-Based Stress Among Communities of Color


Date and Time: Wednesday, June 9th at 12:00 to 12:50pm

 Location:  Register on Shoreline to receive Zoom Link

RSVP:  Shoreline at  Registering for the event on Shoreline will take you to the Zoom registration page.  Please make sure you have received the Zoom link before you exit


Please join us to discuss the impact of discrimination on the mental and physical health of communities of color. The events of the past year have added emotional strain for BIPOC employees, leading to increased instances of anxiety and depression. Experiences with racial discrimination are associated with negative mental (e.g., depression, anxiety, hopelessness) and physical (e.g., hypertension, thickening of the arteries, and heart rate variability) health outcomes. It is important to come together, engage with humility, and overcome our own biases and blind spots by building our multicultural competency.


Presented by:  Pati Montojo, Ph.D., ASAP Manager, Licensed Psychologist