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Crisis Services

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If you are experiencing a crisis

On Campus Crisis & Trauma

Suicide Prevention

Emergency Service Contacts

ULifeline

 

Everyone experiences crisis at some points during life. A crisis may be personal, such as a death or the loss of a relationship, or community-wide, such as a fire on campus. Examples of crisis or trauma situations include deaths, natural disasters, violent crime, sexual assault and abuse, the aftermath of suicide, accidents, threats to public health, or campus or domestic violence. People may also experience trauma indirectly. For example, bystanders, friends or roommates of victims, or public safety personnel who work with disaster or trauma victims may be affected.

Each person responds to crisis or disaster differently. It is important though, to understand the potential reactions that accompany crisis and to know how to care for yourself during times of extreme stress.