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Community Diversity Mental Health

Traumatic Event Resources and Support

CU Anschutz Medical Campus offers mental health and traumatic event support resources and programs

Author Staff | Publish Date March 25, 2021
What You Need To Know

It's been a year of unrelenting anxiety, malaise and sadness. Now, after the senseless tragedies in Boulder and Atlanta, the pit deepens. Fortunately, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus offers wide-ranging support resources for our community. Here is a list of resources and support groups, as well as upcoming Zoom sessions offering emotional support in the wake of the Boulder and Atlanta tragedies. Please be well, support each other and stay safe.

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What are some of the acute mental healthcare services available at CU Anschutz?

I’ve heard about the upcoming Zoom support sessions, including sessions for the Asian American/Pacific Islander community. When will they take place?

For some, the tragic events in Boulder and Atlanta may open some old wounds or difficult memories. The CU Department of Psychiatry encourages you to reach out for help or just to talk. The department is offering hour-long Zoom support sessions to CU Anschutz faculty, staff and students. Click the session you wish to attend below to register. Some sessions are open to the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community only, so they may have a space to process the shooting in Atlanta.

What are some other CU Anschutz resources?

What are some other resources available in the community?

  • GRIT – Greater Resilience Information Toolkit. The toolkit includes information specific to how to build resilience for traumatic events including the pandemic, violence, natural disasters, accidents or workplace experiences common for military members or first responders.

  • SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration): Mass Violence/Community Violence – This SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series installment is a collection of resources about common reactions to incidents of mass violence, community violence, and terrorism; tips for coping with such incidents; and ways to support children and youth in coping. https://www.samhsa.gov/dbhis-collections/mass-violence?term=Mass%20Violence%202017-DBHIS

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