Statement on the Impact of Hate Crimes on Mental Health

candlelight vigilAs we continue to see a rise in hate crimes against historically oppressed groups of people, the horrific shootings at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue and the Kroger grocery store in Louisville targeted Jews and African Americans simply because of their identity.  We recognize the impact of hate crimes on everyone’s mental health, especially those who identify as historically oppressed groups.  We encourage and welcome students who have been impacted by these senseless murders to engage in self-care and seek support. 

 

The links below connect to information about the mental health impact of hate crimes and suggestions for self-care. 

https://www.apa.org/advocacy/interpersonal-violence/hate-crimes.aspx

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/discrimination.aspx

https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

 

The following document contains a self-care meditation reltated to oppressive experiences.

Loving Kindness Meditation