The Counseling Center joins with the people of Roseburg, Oregon, and Umpqua Community College in grieving the lives lost on October 1, and we remain hopeful for the recovery of those injured and the Roseburg community.
Episodes of such grave violence can seem incomprehensible, leaving us feeling outraged, scared, and confused. This particular act of mass violence occurred on a college campus and seems to have involved the targeting of a religious group, and therefore brings with it unique implications and concerns.
Following such a large-scale tragedy, it is normal to experience a wide range of mental, emotional, and physical reactions. Instantaneous and repeated exposure to such violence in the media can further tax us. Please take care of yourselves and one another in the days and weeks ahead. Support, patience, compassion, and balance are especially helpful for effective coping. Know that the Counseling Center is here to help if you are concerned about yourself or someone else.
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. If you need to speak to a counselor immediately, please come to the Counseling Center during these hours. After hours, please call the Crisis Line at 217-359-4141. In non-emergency situations, we aim to offer students same-day appointments. Please call 217-333-3704 to schedule an appointment.
University of Illinois Resources
Counseling Center Brochure: Surviving Psychological Trauma
Counseling Center Brochure: Experiencing and Expressing Emotion
Strategies for Coping with Fear After a Traumatic Event
Suggestions for Helping Yourself and Others You Care About