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Mental Health Support for Marginalized and Racialized Students

Counselling, Wellness & Accessibility Services
By Emily Carr University

Posted on March 12, 2021 | Updated March 12, 2021, 12:57pm

Filed in Students

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In Counselling, Wellness and Accessibility Services, we know the mental health of our Black and Indigenous students, students with racialized and marginalized identities, and all students who have experienced violence and trauma previously, has been strained.

We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and take action in the fight against systemic/racist exploitation, violence, and discrimination against Black, Indigenous and all oppressed people.

We actively challenge racism, sexism, classism, ableism, transphobia, sizeism, ageism, and linguistic discrimination. As a department, we continue to be versed on recent and historical injustices that have been enacted on BIPOC, as well as examine our own practices which may contribute to issues around systemic racism and oppression.

Our counselling team consists of Chinese, Taiwanese, Muslim South Asian, mixed race and white counsellors, and we can make referrals to Black and Indigenous counsellors in the community. We know the impact of intergenerational trauma and practice trauma-informed care.

While change and progress are being made, it’s slow, and does not take away the pain and trauma experienced. We encourage you to connect with our office if you need mental health support.