“Black people don’t go to therapy.”
“You don’t need therapy, you need Jesus.”
“Stop crying and suck it up.”
“Therapy is for crazy people.”
Throughout my life, these are phrases I’ve heard from my students and peers that sought to justify why people of color, and specifically Black people, should not seek out therapy or support. Nevertheless, support and therapy are exactly what is needed, arguably now more than ever.
Mansueto student Mia Corral and her parents have been running together since she was little. They've been taking that passion to their community to encourage others to run by leading the Midway Mile Chasers running club.
As I pen this letter, memories of my younger, high school self float through my mind. The friendships, laughter, and extracurricular activities were all core to my high school experience, which created […]