CAPS Statement of Support with Asian-American Center

February 24, 2022

On Feb. 16, a virtual meeting space convened by staff and students at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Asian American Center at UNC was interrupted by a targeted and premeditated attack on Asian American students. Our team of therapists, medical providers and mental health professionals in training are saddened and outraged. We extend support and empathy to the staff and students who were intending to take steps to bolster their mental health in a safe space, and we stand squarely against individuals who pose a threat to students’ well-being and safety.  

We have zero-tolerance for race-based violence and intimidation. We will cooperate with University and local law enforcement to support the investigation to find and hold accountable the individuals responsible for this attack.  

Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to offering programming and services that further the advancement of students and the dismantling of racism, oppression, and violence. We acknowledge the fear and distress that has been experienced by our community members, and we will continue to offer private and in-person same-day appointments at CAPS from 9a-12p and 1p-4p, Monday through Friday. CAPS staff remain ready and dedicated to addressing the mental health and well-being of students and the community and we will not be deterred from our mission by wrong-minded acts.  

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