Upcoming Events
  • Debriefing services for students are available in-person at the Counseling Center. Walk-in appointments are available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. After hours, call 540-568-6552, and press "1."

  • Anyone experiencing a mental health emergency after hours can always reach 24/7 crisis service options

CFI plans to create more caring spaces so that faculty can continue to share their needs for faculty support. If you would be interested in helping facilitate the sessions, please reach out to cfi@jmu.edu  

Taking Care of Yourself
  • Access your benefits through the Employee Assistance Program. These services are available to employees and their household members enrolled in state health plans.  

  • Find local providers and connect directly with them from Counseling Center’s list of Community Clinicians.

  • Visit the Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) mental health resource, which is open to the entire JMU community and provides access to 150+ educational sessions covering topics related to mental health and wellness.

  • Review this guide on Coping with Loss: Supporting Yourself and Others, created by the JMU Counseling Center, and its guiding principles to help find greater understanding, support and strength during times of loss.

  • You can arrange a small process group session for those dealing with loss through Sentara RMH Outpatient Behavioral Health. Contact the Coordinator of Bereavement Services at (540) 564-5104 for details.

  • Sentara RMH Outpatient Behavioral Health offers a variety of workshops and seminars on grief and coping. More information is available online.

  • Contact the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia.
Supporting Your Students
From Other Institutions
  • The University of Iowa’s “Responding After Tragedy” website has some great suggestions that can be found here.
  • For ways that students might respond in the wake of a suicide, visit this site.
  • Visit NPR for a suicide prevention discussion from a student leader at UNC.
  • For suicide prevention information from NAMI, the leading organization for mental illness, visit this site.
From the JMU Counseling Center
From CFI

CFI will continue offering programming designed to meet the needs of faculty, such as the teaching toolboxes.

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