Cultural Issues

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The Student Counseling Service (SCS) joins the rest of the Miami community in expressing our grief, sorrow and compassion to all those who have been, and continue to be, impacted by the race-based tragedies occurring across our nation.  The recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, along with countless others, represent a long history of anti-Black violence in our nation. While these tragedies can be traumatizing for all of us, we recognize that they may be especially painful and injurious to members of our community who identify as Black or African-American. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness and/or guilt.  As a mental health service, SCS is committed to affirming and providing support for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by experiences of racism, discrimination, prejudice, bigotry, stereotyping and/or violence.  Our team, made up of a racially and ethnically diverse group of clinicians, provides culturally-responsive and trauma-informed individual counseling, group sessions, and workshops. We encourage you to contact our office if you would like support with processing and coping with recent and/or past experiences of trauma or any other mental or emotional health concerns.  We are here for you.

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