The Counseling Center at the University of Illinois would like to express our concern and care for all students who have been impacted by the recent earthquake in Nepal. We especially express our condolences to those who may have experienced losses due to the earthquake.
In coping with tragedy and significant losses, each of us may have different ways of reacting to and coping with our experiences. Please keep in mind that compassion and patience for ourselves and others is essential for the healing process. You and others are likely to be away from familiar social and family support systems. Please continue to provide emotional support for each other, and consider using other resources on the U of I campus. Please keep in mind that there may be different things that will feel helpful to different people.
The Counseling Center has a number of trained professionals who offer free and confidential consultations. We’re located in the Student Services Building at the corner of Sixth and John Streets in Champaign and are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We schedule first time appointments on a same day basis. Our offices open at 7:50 a.m. and we recommend that you call early as our appointments often fill quickly. If you feel that you need to see a counselor immediately, please come to the Counseling Center. If you need to speak with someone after 5 p.m., please call the Crisis Line at 217-359-4141.Here is some information on our website that you may find it helpful:
Grief and Loss
Recent Tragic Events
Normal Stress Reactions to Trauma/Death
Shock and Suffering
Responding to a Friend in Grief
American Psychological Association: Managing Your Distress About the Earthquake from Afar
Additionally, the Nepali Student Association is working together to help their friends and family at home. Their Facebook page has details on how to get involved with their efforts:
University of Illinois Nepali Student Association Fundraiser Information