Universities provide mental health support to students as Derek Chauvin trial continues

By: | April 20, 2021

Several universities and colleges across the country have reached out to students to provide campus support and resources as deliberations continue in the Derek Chauvin trial.

Universities including Princeton University, Penn State, Syracuse, Boston University, Northwestern University, Grinnell College, Binghamton University and Columbia College Chicago have reached out to their student communities, listing mental health resources and virtual community spaces to help students and faculty process a trial that has sent shockwaves across the country.

Some universities, such as Princeton, are providing mental health hotlines and additional counseling services for students struggling as national conversation continues to focus on racial injustice and police brutality following the death of George Floyd, who died when former police officer Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes during an arrest.

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