Black students face ever-increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicide. But one group of young people in California is working hard to reverse that – one personal connection at a time.

Bennie Williams was one of only a handful of Black students at his high school in Stockton. This statewide coalition of Black students gave him a place to share experiences, learn about Black history and advocate for improved mental health and educational opportunities.


  • Bennie Williams, Senior, Morehouse College
  • Angie Barfield, Interim executive director, Black Students of California United
  • Carolyn Jones, Reporter, EdSource

Read the full article about mental health of Black students at EdSource.