The Towson University Counseling Center stands in solidarity with all individuals
and communities who have been directly or indirectly affected by the recent tragedies
in El Paso, TX, Dayton, OH, and Gilroy, CA. We mourn with and send our deepest condolences
to the loved ones of those who lost their lives and feel empathy for those who were
injured during these tragic events.
We understand that the recurrence of violent events across different settings continues
to evoke painful emotions and questions, and also may spark debates. We also recognize
that some may experience desensitization because of how often these acts of violence
continue to occur. We encourage the campus community to actively engage in self-care
activities. This may include limiting exposure to media outlets and information that
may be triggering and/or contribute to feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or anger.
As a center, we continue to strive for inclusion and believe that safety and well-being
are human rights. We recognize the psychological and emotional impact that these events
have on our community and are available by appointment and emergency services at 410-704-2512
for anyone seeking support during this challenging time.