For years, mental health has been a growing issue among students. Even before the pandemic, research showed a rise in mental health issues among students over the past decade, especially among BIPOC students.
Experts and research predict that mental health challenges will continue to rise this fall. They will almost certainly be exacerbated for BIPOC students, who are disproportionately harmed by the pandemic, police violence, and racial discrimination. What’s more, they are less likely to receive mental health support than white students.
An emotionally healthy world is not possible without a just world. The time to prioritize BIPOC student wellbeing is now.
Active Minds will be making a major announcement for how you – young adults! – can take part in creating greater mental health equity on your campuses. Join us at the Chapter Summit August 17 to hear the special announcement and get ready for action.