Racial Justice Activist Burnout of Women of Color in the United States: Practical Tools for Counselor Intervention. Academic Article uri icon


  • The pervasive racially hostile climate in society can bring severe mental health ramifications, such as burnout, to racial justice activists. For women of color (WOC), intersecting identities presents additional challenges. Due to the significant psychological impact burnout can have on WOC activists, counselors need the knowledge and tools to address this mental health issue. This article aims to provide counselors with a guide to working with WOC racial justice activists in the United States by outlining challenges faced by this population, health and mental health effects of burnout, and counseling interventions.

published proceedings

  • Int J Adv Couns

altmetric score

  • 27

author list (cited authors)

  • Danquah, R., Lopez, C., Wade, L., & Castillo, L. G.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Danquah, Rudney||Lopez, Cristal||Wade, Laurel||Castillo, Linda G

publication date

  • December 2021