Campus Mental Health Care Demand On the Rise (via

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Diverse Magazine recently published an article (September 19, 2019 issue of Diverse) highlighting mental health services that support the mental health and emotional well-being of college students of color. The article features insights from Jacqueline L. Caskey-James, Director of Student Health and Counseling at Fort Valley State, an HBCU in Georgia, and Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH, former deputy medical director of the American Psychiatric Association and the senior medical adviser to the Steve Fund.

“Reflecting on her own college experience, Caskey-James adds: “Some of the same kinds of behaviors that our students are experiencing today were happening when I was a student here. We just kept quiet about them,” even when the pressure and fear that came with being the first person in the family to go to college overwhelmed and worrying about making the grade and making ends meet kept you up at night. Primm says these are the kinds of stressors, situations and behaviors that can contribute to a host of psychological and physical ailments in students.” | Read more.

Campus Mental Health Care Demand On the Rise

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