In Response to the Ongoing Racial Violence
The BMC Health and Wellness Center grieves the ongoing series of violence toward Black individuals and communities, as well as ally communities. This violence adds to the already overwhelming chaos and stress of the current pandemic. We strongly oppose discrimination, hate, and intolerance and stand in solidarity with our Black students, faculty, and staff.
Prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination have a relentless impact on mental health, physical health, and well-being. Many reactions can ensue from these events, such as fear, anger, and grief to name a few. Below you'll find resources you can connect with to process how systems of oppression and traumatic events impact your feelings, beliefs, and identities.
Although supporting our students who feel directly impacted by racism is paramount, we also strongly advocate for the antiracist education and allyship of all students, faculty, and staff. We hope that the resources below resonate with members of the BMC community as ways in which we can both support those who are hurting and join to facilitate a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.
Reggie Jones, LCSW, MSS, MLSP
Associate Dean of Health and Wellness