A new study finds Black first-years at UNC are struggling with their mental health at rates higher than their peers

By Jayda Williams

Black first-year students at UNC are disproportionately facing mental health struggles during the pandemic. (Charlotte May / Pexels)

Starting college is stressful at any time, but it’s gotten harder because of COVID-19. During a global pandemic filled with remote classes and limited social interaction, first-year students are finding it hard to manage their mental health, especially Black students. A recent UNC study shows that Black first-years are facing higher rates of depression than students in any other demographic.

Jayda Williams has more. 

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