Answered By: Library Staff Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016 Views: 30
While atrocities are committed all over the world on a daily basis, some incidents hit us harder than others.
In the wake of horrific events like terror attacks and mass shootings, many of us are compelled to reach out to our friends, our family, and our community to grieve, receive support, and show solidarity. Cal Poly Pomona offers multiple venues of support, and is committed to taking care of all the members of our university family.
If you are experiencing emotional or mental distress, or simply wish to connect with others in the aftermath of a tragedy, know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE, and help is available. Here is a list of campus services available to you:
Crisis Counseling at Cal Poly Pomona
- As a Cal Poly Pomona student, emergency consultation and crisis counseling is available to you in person during normal business hours and by telephone after business hours.
- Appointments and Information: (909) 869-3220
- After Hours Crisis Support: (909) 869-3220 then press “2” (Available 24/7 to be connected to a trained phone counselor for assistance.)
- Student Health & Counseling Services
IF YOU ARE HAVING A LIFE-THREATENING MEDICAL OR PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY AT ANY TIME, PLEASE CALL 909-869-3070 (UNIVERSITY POLICE IF ON-CAMPUS) OR 911 (IF OFF-CAMPUS).
The American Psychological Association also offers helpful information on managing distress caused by tragic events:
- Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting
- Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror
- How to talk to children about difficult news and tragedies
Student resources to connect with others:
- Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers:
Selected reading list on managing distress after a troubling event (must use Bronco login):
- Building Community Resilience to Disasters: A Way Forward to Enhance National Health Security
- Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster
- Trauma, Culture, and Metaphor: Pathways of Transformation and Integration
- Survivors: What We Can Learn from How they Cope with Horrific Tragedy
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