Pandemic anniversary and caring for your mental health
As we embark on the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization officially declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, there is much to reflect on. Life has undoubtedly changed and so many of you have been directly touched by loss and grief, whether in the form of losing a loved one to the virus or mourning the loss of an experience, like what you imagined your first year or senior year to be like. Native communities and communities of color were disproportionately hit hard by the pandemic – both by illness and financially.
In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing a racism pandemic which is taking a heavy toll on our BIPOC communities who feel a threat to their safety daily. While there has been a rise of racism and xenophobia nationally, and internationally, Counseling Services and the Center Every Student, Every Story would like to make our inclusion and diversity position clear. We stand firmly with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community members. There is no room for racism or xenophobia at the University of Nevada, Reno, or in our broader community... Read more