I’ve been discouraged from seeking help from MH&C because of everyone else’s horror stories. Because there are so few women of color therapists, I never even considered that therapy was for me. I knew that the anxiety of trying to find the right therapist would be too much for me. To go through the grueling, time-consuming process of dealing with MH&C just to be matched with a therapist who can’t even relate to or understand my experiences was just not worth it. As a queer woman of color, it makes me uncomfortable to talk to someone who can’t relate to my background at all. While Yale was able to reject the federal aid from the CARES act, they’re claiming that they don’t have any emergency funds to help the low-income students of color who are actually being impacted by this crisis.