Psychological Impact of Recent News
February 15, 2018
Our thoughts remain with the victims of yesterday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and with their loved ones. We are, yet again, all in shock and grieving from this tragic event.
So many of those in our community have been affected. On behalf of FAU, we would like to thank the many individuals and organizations that have assisted in the response to, and recovery from, this traumatic event.
Many of our students are graduates or have siblings or other relatives who currently attend or have attended this high school. Additionally, many faculty and staff have children or relatives who were unfortunately present during this senseless event.
Drop-in counseling services are available today for students, faculty, and staff until 5 p.m. in any of our 3 Counseling and Psychological Services locations on the Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter campuses. No appointments are necessary. Please call 561-297-3540 for 24-hour access to crisis services or come in and see us if you have any concerns or needs. We are located in Student Services, Building 8, Room 229 on the Boca Raton campus, Room SR 111 on the Jupiter campus, and Room SU 206 on the Davie campus.
For more information about coping in the aftermath of this tragedy, please visit:
January 12, 2018
In light of the current sociopolitical discourse that marginalizes people of color and immigrants, FAU Counseling and Psychological Services stands with our richly diverse student body during this time of pain and divisiveness. We acknowledge the range of emotions that can emerge as these dialogues unfold in the media and in our communities. We strive to make our center a welcoming and safe place for domestic and international students from all backgrounds. We invite you to walk-in to speak with a counselor during regular business hours, or contact us at 561-297-3540 to make an appointment should you feel distressed and in need of support. We also have support available by phone when our office is closed. This can be accessed by calling our after-hours crisis line at 561-297-3540.