August 6, 2019
We are deeply saddened by the recent tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Our heart goes out to those affected by these tragic events. Additionally, the University of Maryland Counseling Center staff wishes to convey our support and commitment to helping members of our campus community who are struggling with difficult feelings related to these incidents of violence and social injustice. Many may be experiencing anger, despair, hopelessness, fear, confusion, and helplessness.
Please know that your reactions are normal, and we encourage you to connect with people whom you trust in your personal and professional networks to provide and receive much needed comfort and support.
Counselors at the Counseling Center in Shoemaker Building are available to students who are seeking a safe and confidential space to express themselves, feel understood, and identify ways to stay emotionally grounded during turbulent times. In addition to scheduled consultation appointments, walk-in consultation is available without an appointment.
Discussion groups facilitated by Counseling Center counselors are available to departments and groups by calling the Counseling Center in Shoemaker Building at (301) 314-7651 or by completing an Outreach and Consultation Request.
The Counseling Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours crisis support is available by calling (301) 314-7651.