Toxic Water and Corroded Trust: Stress and Mental Health in the Flint Water Crisis

Date

10/09/20

Speaker: Courtney Cuthbertson

Using the sociological framing of the stress process model, this presentation will share findings from a mixed methods study of mental health among Flint residents during the water crisis. Sociological examination of the Flint water crisis demonstrates how mental health outcomes and the experience of stress are related to complex relationships between the management of everyday life, and incongruence between expectations about and observed actions to protect public health.