We are aware of many members the University of Maryland community whose family and friends have been impacted by the devastating hurricanes that destroyed communities in Houston, Florida and entire islands in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico.
Communication systems are not functional in many of these areas making it difficult for family and friends to check on the welfare of their loved ones. The emotional reactions to this stressful life event can be overwhelming. Common feelings and reactions include anxiety, excessive worry, insomnia, sadness, helplessness, and anger.
Following are a few strategies for managing difficult feelings and reactions.
The Counseling Center is offering unscheduled drop-in services for those in the UMD community who are in urgent need and who may benefit from speaking with one of our counselors.
Our “warmline” (301) 314-7651 also is available for University parents, faculty and staff for consultation with a counselor regarding how to help students in distress.