The Wellness Center stands with you in grief, sorrow and compassion about the ongoing and most recent violent attacks on Black and Brown individuals and communities. These tragedies reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice that we condemn and are dedicated to addressing. This race-based aggression adds to the already overwhelming stress of the current pandemic. The legacies of slavery and institutionalized racism, along with the previous silence of most Americans, are visible as well in the stark health and economic disparities due to the impact of COVID-19 in Black and Brown communities.
While experiencing or witnessing trauma affects us all, we recognize the particular impact these events may have on the mental health and well-being of our students and colleagues of color. Please know that you are not alone in this struggle. As a comprehensive health service, the Wellness Center is committed to providing care for all of our students, including those who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma in all its forms, including racial trauma. We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like support with processing and coping with recent and/or past experiences of trauma or any other mental or emotional health concerns.
3/11/21 In keeping with the spirit of what is expressed above, we add the following message from RU’s President and Chancellors: Affirming Our Asian Community
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