Psychological Impact of Recent Events
Our FAU Counseling and Psychological Services stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities in light of the recent horrific attacks of terror and ongoing anti-Asian sentiments. Such acts of violence and hate have profound impacts on the well-being and mental health of our Owl community. We acknowledge the range of emotions that might emerge when exposed to violent events in the media and within our own personal lives. At CAPS we strive to be a center that is both welcoming and safe for international and domestic students of all backgrounds and identities. We stand with all individuals who have experienced racism, harassment, xenophobia, and discrimination.
We invite you to call us at 561-297-CAPS to make an appointment to speak to a clinician should you feel distressed and in need of support. We also have crisis support available by phone 24/7/365 which is accessed after-hours using the same CAPS phone line and following the prompts.
Please visit these links for additional information and support:
Asian American Psychological Association COVID Resources
Stories: Stand Against Hatred - To learn more about anti-Asian violence
Stop AAPI Hate
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
Dear Asian Youth
Multilingual Resources for Asian American families coping with Covid-19 related Discrimination
Taking care of your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
We recognize the stress that can accompany the rapidly shifting circumstances and disruption of the coronavirus outbreak. CAPS remains open and we are providing 24/7 crisis intervention services to the FAU community, ongoing individual counseling sessions to students, and consultation to faculty and staff regarding student mental health concerns. To get connected to any of these services, please call our main number at 561-297-CAPS.
Also visit the resources below for information on how to cope in the midst of uncertainty: