Tapestry: Journal of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Education

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The mental health of collegiate students, specifically minorities increased during the pandemic. The death for all minorities increased as well as financial burdens and mental health trauma. Black students were already faced with being a part of a general demographic with higher death rates, challenges with a variety of diseases, and financial concerns. The pandemic further exposed and increased those challenges which in turn created more mental health concerns. Collegiate institutions were faced with student enrollment concerns and students were determined to seek resources in a variety areas to support the added trauma. This article will explore the impacts of the post pandemic crisis on college students and the rise in mental health concerns for minorities.