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Karly Smith, a senior double majoring in sociology and African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, sits on the steps of Wilson Library on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. "Mental health is an important basis for all health," says Smith, who hopes to become a therapist herself. "And it's often overlooked."

CAPS has a remedy for students of color struggling to find mental health support

In September of 2020, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) launched a program to connect students of color with psychologists they can relate to. “The main goal of MCHP program is to be forward facing, to go into student groups and organizations, doing outreach and being present in student meetings,” Erinn Scott, co-facilitator of the program, said. Jasmine Mobley, a junior studying sociology, said her identity as a Black woman wasn’t prioritized by her white doctor, making it difficult to find help.

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