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Support after Charlottesville

CUMC’s Student Health Service (SHS) team is deeply saddened by the recent events in Charlottesville including the death of Heather Heyer, the injuries of DeAndre Harris and many others.  

This has been followed by the terrorist attack in Barcelona. As domestic and global violence and hatred continue, you may be feeling scared, outraged, sad, alone, or nothing at all: just numb. 

Support is available and if you are concerned for yourself or for someone else, please reach out to us. Mental Health Services  and the Center for Student Wellness  are accessible through our Make an Appointment page or by calling 212-305-3400 at any time of the day. The Office of University Life has posted Rejecting Violence and Hatred with additional thoughts and details on campus resources.

Making time for self-care can also help. For many of us, self-care includes reaching out to trusted friends and family, taking care of our bodies (making sure we are sleeping and eating well, being physically active), and being mindful of how much media we consume, particularly about the event and its aftermath. Identify what helps you feel better and do those things. See below for ideas on taking care of yourself and engaging with others:

Statements from the Higher Education Community
 
Care for Self and Others
 
Engaging in Dialogue with Others
 
 We welcome additional resources to share as links. Please email us with feedback.