When Yale moved to online classes, many students were left without mental health resources at a time when the need was even greater than usual. During the transition online, Yale failed to find students out of state insured healthcare options, abruptly leaving students without affordable treatment and medication. This burden disproportionately affects low income students who have to deal with these issues on top of the burden already imposed by the SIC. Yale needs to do better at meeting the needs of students by providing enough qualified mental health professionals who actually match the demographics of the students they would be helping. Waiting several months or never hearing back after a request for help is simply not acceptable.

Shivali Minocha, she/her/hers, 2020, Hopper