Com Disc: Let’s Talk About Mental Health with Int'l Students
Community Discussion: Let's Talk About Mental Health with International Students
Let's Talk About Mental Health with International Students
Tuesday, February 22 at 2:00 PM EST
Mental health has been a rising topic and even designated as a crisis by news outlets such as Inside Higher Ed. In the case of international students, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing barriers such as cultural differences, time constraints, and unfamiliarity with the United States counseling system and created new barriers that inhibit international students from seeking support. Research suggests that international students are less likely than their domestic counterparts to use mental health services provided by their institutions. As Universities and organizations enhance their anti-racist efforts and DEI intiatives, advocates must consistently consider how international student populations are included in the conversation and impacted by these decisions. In this discussion, our panelists will address issues and strategies related to mental health conversations with International Students while analyzing the barriers unique to that population. At the end of our community discussion, participants should understand the effects cultural differences and stigmatization play in international students seeking support, which tools and resources are available and/or effective when speaking with international students about mental health, and ways to overcome barriers when supporting international students with mental health concerns.
- Asia King, Program Coordinator, North Carolina State University
- Katie K. Koo, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, University of Georgia
- Yi Xuen Tay, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Mala Chintalapudi M.Ed., LCMHCA, NCC, Post Master's Fellow | Counseling Center, North Carolina State University
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