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Supporting Black Students’ Wellness Amid Mounting Challenges

Since the start of the pandemic, Black children have experienced a disproportionate loss of caretakers due to COVID-19 and have witnessed multiple racially traumatic events including police violence against Black people. Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, a psychologist, mental health correspondent, and founder of AAKOMA Project, a BIPOC mental health organization, says these traumas are driving significant increases in depression and anxiety among Black youth as well as increases in suicide rates and suicidal ideation.

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