Reports of conflict in Ukraine and escalated tensions in Europe have caused an array of emotions across our campus. The Counseling Center extends its support to students who have personal ties to Ukraine and understands this is an incredibly difficult time. We know that it’s natural for those who are from or have family and friends in Ukraine to experience feelings of worry, anger, sadness, frustration, and many other emotions. It’s also natural for others to experience vicarious trauma as they learn of the volatile situation that continues to develop in the region.
The Counseling Center’s support comes in many forms, including trauma response, outreach and prevention consultations, and counseling services. We are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. To inquire about which supports may best meet your needs, please contact us at 217-333-3704.
If you need to speak with someone after 5 p.m., please call the Crisis Line at 217-359-4141.
Below are some additional resources you may find helpful.
The Counseling Center’s International Student Circle is a processing space designed for international students to connect. It’s held Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street in Urbana. It’s co-sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center and International Education.
Counseling Center Brochure: Trauma
Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations
International Student and Scholar Services
McKinley Mental Health
Student Assistance Center
American Psychological Association: Psychological Impact On Victims of War and Conflict
ABC News: How to Talk to Kids About Ukraine