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Anti-Racism Statement

Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS) stands with the rest of the SDSU community in expressing our grief to all those impacted by the tremendous pain and horror of current and historical anti-Black racism. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, and the countless other deaths of Black lives reflect a longstanding history of structural and systemic oppression, injustice, and police brutality. At C&PS, we stand in solidarity with the Black community against racism and hate in all forms. We are committed to addressing anti-Blackness, and other forms of systemic oppression and will continue to collaborate with other departments and organizations on campus to offer support and necessary conversations on race and oppression. As a department, we acknowledge our own need for growth. We believe that critical reflection, direct action, and accountability are essential in promoting positive change. We pledge to correct our own systemic practices, institutional legacies, and unconscious biases that perpetuate white supremacy and Eurocentrism.

C&PS also recognizes the insidious impact ongoing racism and discrimination has on mental health. At C&PS, we acknowledge that your experiences are real, and we aim to ensure that you are seen, heard, and understood. We are committed to serving Black students at SDSU and their allies. Additionally, we are committed to providing therapeutic resources in collaboration with the Black Resource Center and will offer mental health resources to address stress associated with racial discrimination and racism. Reach out by calling C&PS at 619-594-5220 if you need support or assistance supporting someone else.

 

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