Recovering Emotionally After a Natural Disaster
As we begin the new academic school year, our hearts are heavy for all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The effects of natural disasters can be long-lasting and the resulting trauma can reverberate even with those not directly affected by the disaster. Events in the media can also trigger reminders of past events.
It is common for people who have experienced traumatic situations to have very strong emotional reactions. Understanding normal responses to these abnormal events can aid you in coping effectively with your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and help you along the path to recovery.
The Counseling Center at Texas State is here to help. If you are a currently enrolled Texas State student, please call us 512-245-2208 to schedule an appointment to speak with a counselor or visit:
http://www.counseling.txstate.edu/services/counsel/appointment.html for additional information about our services.
Texas State University employees are encouraged to access mental health resources through Bobcat Balance at http://www.hr.txstate.edu/worklife/bobcatbalance.html.
For information about available aid, The Texas Tribune has compiled a list of resources at https://www.texastribune.org/2017/08/28/hurricane-harvey-relief-efforts-how-help/.
Counseling Center services are free, confidential, and provided by trained professionals to currently enrolled Texas State students while classes are in session.
Counseling Center Services include brief individual, group, and couples counseling, consultation and crisis response, and workshops about coping with stress and other mental health topics.
Individual counseling is also available on a limited basis at the Round Rock campus. Click here for details.