CAPS Staff: We Are Shocked, Saddened by the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

By Belinda Hinojos, PhD, licensed psychologist

Counseling and Psychological Services staff members share with our University of Nebraska-Lincoln students the profound feelings of shock and sadness following the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

As we struggle to process this deeply troubling event, we acknowledge that many  students may be struggling, as well. When these national tragedies occur, it is common to feel fear, frustration, anger, sadness and helplessness.

With such a tremendous loss of life, the impacts of this event reach across our country and communities. It is during these times that we should reach out to those in our support system. We at CAPS are here to provide additional support if needed.

Students can call the CAPS office at 402.472.5000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to make an appointment or reach out to us in the evenings if they are in crisis. 

Students may also join CAPS Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center for Dish It Up, a dialogue on the recent events, their impact on mental health and how students can take care of themselves in the process.


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