Counseling and Mental Health

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Available weekdays between 11 AM – Noon and 1 – 2 PM.

CMHS statement about Racialized Violence

CMHS stands with you in grief and sorrow about the ongoing and most recent violent attacks on African-American and Black individuals and communities. This race based aggression adds to the already overwhelming chaos and stress of the current pandemic. The legacies of slavery and institutionalized racism are visible as well in the stark disparities we are seeing in illness, health outcomes, and employment impact of COVID-19 based on race and socioeconomic status. The pandemic has also triggered increased bias and discrimination directed toward individuals within Asian and Asian-American communities.

While experiencing or witnessing trauma affects us all, we recognize the particular impact these events may have on the mental health and wellbeing of our students and colleagues in the African-American community, Black community, and for other persons of color. Know that you are not alone in this struggle.

As a mental health service, CMHS is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like support with coping and resources. To make an appointment with a CMHS counselor, call 617-627-3360

CMHS would like to share this video. In it, Dr. Talee Vang, a clinical psychologist in Minnesota, offers suggestions about how we can respond helpfully and effectively as allies and bystanders when we witness someone being targeted. She speaks directly to targeted individuals as well, providing useful suggestions for dealing with racial attacks in the moment.

Additional Tufts University resources for student support include the University Chaplaincy, the Tufts University Identity Based Centers, the Undergraduate Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Fletcher Office of Student Affairs.

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We are a diverse team of clinicians deeply committed to helping students navigate challenges related to mental health and well-being. We offer a range of free and confidential services to all undergraduates and to graduate students who have paid the Health Fee.

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