Resources for Those Affected by Events in Boston
Counseling and Mental Health Services continues to provide mental health support and resource information to our UConn community following the tragic events that have been unfolding in Boston. Many students, faculty, staff and staff have close ties the Boston area, and we know that you all are extending your compassion and care to those close to you who are most directly affected.
For more information about CMHS clinical services click here.
For those who are looking for more information on trauma and coping, we offer the following trusted resources:
Coping in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy
The University of Connecticut Counseling and Mental Health Services is sending out care and concern as our state and region begins to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The physical toll on many communities has been immeasurable. Equally important to recognize is the natural emotional impact of such unexpected events. Many members of our Uconn family are from the tri-state area and may hail from communities hardest hit. We offer this information about recovering from disasters from a trusted resource – the American Psychological Association.
We encourage you to educate yourselves about the warning signs of trauma, and critical ways we can care for one another. If you are concerned about yourself, a friend, or a family member, please reach out. Consider the web of support that surrounds you, which may include family, friends, Uconn staff, clergy, or a mental health professional. Counseling and Mental Health Services is available for consultation and can be reached by calling 860-486-4705. Please click here for a complete listing of CMHS services.
Resources in the Aftermath of Newtown Violence
To our UConn community and family - We extend our compassion at this time of great tragedy for our state. The suffering involved in these events is exponential. We hope that you will turn to your communities of support during these difficult times. In addition, Counseling and Mental Health Services offers both emergency and routine mental health services and consultation to our campus community. For more information about CMHS clinical services, as well as to view a host of mental health information, please click here.
Finally, for those who are looking for more information on trauma and coping, we offer the following trusted resource from the American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx