We are deeply saddened by the recent tragedies and hate bias directed toward sexual, religious, and racial minority members of our community. 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 hate speech, violence, and social injustice. Many of you 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.
The Counseling Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. After-hours crisis support is available by calling (301) 314-7651.