Reducing Mental Health Stigma among International Students

August 25, 2017

Two of our very own BRANE Lab members, Deepika Anand, Ph.D. and Yun Chen, M.A. worked with Arun Nagendra, M.A. and Kimberly Pentel to reduce mental health stigma among International students at UNC.

This group of international graduate students and scholars working at the clinical psychology department at UNC invited other international students at UNC to attend an interactive one-hour discussion session. This session served as a safe place to explore some of the challenges of adjusting to life at UNC as an international student, discuss some effective, clinically-based tools for coping and adjusting, and review useful resources on campus.

We are very happy to report that this session was quite successful and we plan to continue working with our international population at UNC.