Statement on New Zealand Mosque Tragedy

candlelight vigilWe are deeply saddened by the terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand where 50 people were killed and dozens more were injured as a result of Islamophobia, white supremacy, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism.  These hate crimes have an impact on everyone’s mental health, especially those who identify as historically oppressed groups.  We encourage students and others who have been impacted by this tragedy to engage in self-care and seek support. 

The links below provide information on coping with community trauma, the mental health impact of hate crimes, and suggestions for self-care.  We invite students to visit us at the Student Counseling Service as well as at our Let's Talk Program at the Department of Multicultural Services on Tuesdays 1-4pm and Wednesdays 1-5pm. 

https://www.muslimwellness.com/communitytrauma

https://www.apa.org/advocacy/interpersonal-violence/hate-crimes.aspx

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/discrimination.aspx

https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide