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The Mental Health Costs of Code-Switching

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Code-Switching was originally a term coined by linguists to explain the act of mixing languages while in conversation. However, a broader meaning of the term has now developed to include the idea of self-expression in cultural or, sometimes, racial contexts.

It indicates a habit of changing the way you speak, dress or engage with others, in order to fit in with the predominant cultural group in a particular place.Code-switching has become a way of life for so many people, who have come to terms with the fact that it is the only way to gain acceptance in certain environments.

Stephanie Heath, a Career Coach at Soul Work and Six-Figures, described code-switching as something she had to incorporate into her experience in corporate America.

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