BIPOC Mental Health Matters

This is a group for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are navigating our current complex and difficult racial climate. This group will provide a space to come together weekly to foster community. The group will serve to openly engage in dialogues about the lived experience of being a person of color on and off this campus. This group aims to empower students and help them recognize that there are others who share similar experiences. The focus of this group is on creating a space for BIPOC students to support one another around experiences of discrimination/oppression/racism and gain wisdom and energy from each other. Additionally, topics such as anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, academics, and/or other stressors may be discussed, as guided by group needs.  

Time: Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm beginning June 17, 2021


Personal Growth Group

This is an unstructured group in which members are welcome to bring any issues to the group that they feel are important. It is an opportunity for members to share thoughts and express feelings in a safe and confidential environment, while also providing encouragement, support and feedback to others. The focus is flexible and can change from week to week.  Some common themes are family issues, relationships, stress management, self-care, academic stress, study strategies, cultural issues, past events that clients find affect them now in any way and how members cope with depression, anxiety and other stressful situations. Members can deepen their own level of self-awareness, as well as learn how they relate to others.

Time:  Mondays, 5:00-6:30 pm beginning June 7, 2021


If you are interested in joining one or more of the groups, please email counseling@csi.cuny.edu. You can join a group at any point in the semester.