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This is a free, crisis text line. A trained crisis counselor will receive the text and respond quickly. This service is not sponsored nor supported by the University; this is a free nationwide crisis text line for anyone to use. For additional information see http://www.crisistextline.org
Students must walk in during Triage hours to begin counseling appointments.
The Counseling Center
The WCU Counseling Center joins with the world in expressing our grief and sorrow at the senseless tragedy in Orlando, Florida. We extend our support to those who continue to heal, especially members of the LGBTQ community, their friends and loved ones. We recognize how this tragedy can effect a person’s sense of safety and wish to provide the following links:
From the American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx
From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network: http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/terrorism
From APA on resilience: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx
Gatherings being organized: http://www.weareorlando.org/
During times of trauma, individuals frequently turn to friends and family for support. But the Counseling Center is here for students requesting help.
Summer Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9am until 4pm. -- please call 610-436-2301 for additional information.
The Counseling Center is sad to announce that Tucker left this world on May 10, 2016. There are not enough words to thank him and Don for the years they visited the WCU campus to bring joy and healing hugs to so many. These photos are just a few that capture the agility, grace, love and devotion of such a great dog – a friend and true companion to Don. Thank you for sharing his life and spirit with us!
Rest in peace, Tucker.
New to the Counseling Center? To start the process, walk in during Triage Hours. Yes, there is paperwork to complete -- then meet with a psychologist. After that, you and the clinician will discuss the best course of action to take to meet your needs!
DOG THERAPY OUTREACH
Sykes Student Union
Upcoming Dog Therapy dates -- as soon as we have this finalized for Fall Semester, we will post it here!
Missing your furry little friends at home? Visit them on Twitter @WCUDogTherapy..
In light of the 2015 tragedies in Paris and Colorado, we realize that acts of massive violence are hard to understand and grasp. It is more widespread and you may feel afraid and traumatized just looking at the media coverage. The shootings may challenge your sense of safety, equilibrium, and hope for the future. For some, it will trigger memories and feelings that are difficult to process. These occurrences do elicit many different emotions, such as shock, sorrow, numbness, fear, and anger. You may have trouble sleeping, concentrating, and continuing with your coursework.
Here are some tips on managing your emotions and recovering your sense of balance: