With recent events, protests, and racial tensions at the University of Missouri and elsewhere, Student Life's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can help.
Events like these can trigger a variety of emotional reactions such as anger, helplessness, fear, sadness, and anxiety, during an already stressful time of year for many students. As we take a collective look at the situation in Missouri, some of us are also seeing our friends, our families, our loved ones, our communities and ourselves.
If support is needed from CAPS, please let us know by scheduling an appointment, utilizing our counselor-on-duty service, or attending one of our drop in lunch series: Nourish, for self-identified women of color, or My Brothers, for self-identified men of color, which provide a safe space for discussions on identity, empowerment, intercultural competency, and more.
If individual support is needed, please find out more about the CAPS staff HERE.
We would also like to extend our support and give attention to a number of student led activities that have happened on campus in response to the situation in Missouri:
- 11/12 student call for a blackout--dress in all black clothing
- 11/12 midnight prayer on the Diag
- Activist event 11/21 10:30am to 4:00pm, hosted by SCOR (Students of Color of Rackham)
These events, and others like these, allow us to be "in community" even in our outrage, anger, and disappointment. Being in community is healing and gives us focus.