News article: Students of color at disproportionate risk for suicide

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The Columbia Spectator reports on findings that students of color and international students are at a disproportionate risk for suicide. The article quotes Steve Fund Senior Media Advisor Dr. Annelle Primm.

In a news article, the Columbia Spectator reports on findings that students of color and international students are at a disproportionate risk for suicide. The article quotes Steve Fund Senior Media Advisor Dr. Annelle Primm, writing:

In particular, experts pointed to the additional stigma surrounding mental health for students of color. These students are 1.7 times less likely to see a mental health professional, according to Steve Fund Senior Medical Adviser Dr. Annelle Primm. Primm highlighted the notion of “impostor syndrome,” which involves feeling that seeking support undermines one’s success and self-worth. This syndrome is disproportionately common among students of color.

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