Counseling Center Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter
The staff at the Pace University Counseling Center joins the rest of the Pace University community in expressing our grief, sorrow, anger and compassion to all those impacted by the race-based tragedies occurring across our nation. We stand against racism and hate in all forms. We are horrified and outraged by the racist killings of recent months and stand in solidarity with the Black and African American communities.
These tragedies reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice and violence that we condemn. We are dedicated to doing our part to address anti-Blackness, and other forms of systemic oppression, racism, and discrimination. In doing so, our Center is committed to working internally and with our campus partners to address these issues and support our students and Pace community.
After experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of emotions, including shock, fear, helplessness, sadness, anger, or guilt. Our Counseling Center provides affirming support and care to all students impacted by racial trauma. Please contact our office if you would like support in coping and healing. We hear you. We see you. We stand with you.
Counseling Center Resources
The Counseling Center staff is available to students who are seeking a safe and confidential space to express themselves, feel understood, and identify ways to stay emotionally grounded during these turbulent times.
Discussion groups facilitated by Counseling Center staff are available to departments and groups as well.
Please call us at (212) 346-1526 or (914) 773-3710 for more information and/or to make an appointment to discuss any of this further.
The realities of racial prejudice, systemic racism and oppression have plagued our society for centuries. The disparities in equity caused by systemic racism have been exacerbated by COVID-19. Academics striving to combat anti-black racism must get involved in order to eradicate it. Please see below for the resources to promote healing, knowledge and advocacy during this time of uncertainty and unrest.
- 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country
- African American Policy Forum
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
- Black Lives Matter Meditations
- Black Mental Health Alliance
- Digital Self-Care Practices Black People Can Use While Coping With Trauma
- Emotionally Restorative Self Care: People of Color - Black People - African Americans
- Get Home Safely: 10 Rules for Survival
- The Safe Place App
- Steel Smiling