Students of color can experience a variety of difficult situations contributing to experiencing greater psychological distress than white students: being victims of micro-aggressions and racism, Islamophobia, cyberbullying; encountering culture-related extreme expectations; and experiencing isolation and loneliness from the often vast differences between home culture and environment and that of school. Difficulties posed by these circumstances may be worsened when students lack a supportive social network and face barriers to seeking help.

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