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Universities provide mental health support to students while Derek Chauvin's essay continues

Princeton, Syracuse, and others are providing mental health resources to students.

Various universities and colleges around the world The country have reached out to students to provide campus support and resources as deliberations continue in the Derek Chauvin trial.

Universities such as Princeton University, Penn State, Syracuse, Boston University, Northwester n 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 students and teachers to process an essay that has caused commotion throughout the country.

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

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"As Derek Chauvin's trial comes to an end, and as the nation continues to grapple with a wave of violence and murder in recent weeks, Princeton is offering resources to the university community, including virtual spaces for the prosecution and discussion, "the school said in a statement on its website. "Events like these challenge us as a community and can also affect us as individuals. Seek support if you need it and offer the same to community members."

On its website, Northwestern posted a list of counseling resources for all students and staff, saying they are "committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment that is anti-racist and fair" and that shows compassion towards all members of the community. community, country and world.

On the Boston University website, the school's president, Robert A. Brown, shared a lengthy and emotional statement about the road and concluded by saying, "Whatever the verdict in the Chauvin case, I promise to ensure that Boston University continues its ongoing efforts to enact, deepen, and promote our anti-racist values. " He added that the university will provide resources for people who want to speak or need support.

Final arguments were delivered during Chauvin's trial on Monday night, and the jury will remain isolated until deliberations are concluded.

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