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Protests for Change: Riots & Protests for Racial Equality: Support Resources

This guide corresponds with the June 2020 Exhibit: Protests for Change. The guide is also meant to provide resources for and about protesters, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Texas State Campus Support

In light of recent events that again highlight continued racism, oppression, and systemic violence around the nation and the recent severe injury to a member of the Bobcat Family, the Counseling Center would like to reaffirm our role as a supportive resource to the Texas State community.  We understand that these tragic and traumatic events will impact some students more deeply, specifically our Black student community.  Talking about events, acknowledging the resulting feelings, and focusing on helping others may assist with reducing the negative emotional impact.  Talking with a mental health professional can also be a useful step in addressing the resulting anger, pain, and confusion.  

The Counseling Center will be hosting a webinar entitled “Radical Healing in Response to Racial Trauma” on June 12, 2020 at 3 PM. Members of the Texas State University community can register at: https://txstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G0jsvP_oSOCcXDvjVE9mUw

Other resources that may be helpful include the Steve Fund and Racial Trauma Toolkit.

Telemental Health services are available to currently enrolled Texas State students. Please see How to Make an Appointment for additional information about accessing services.

The Counseling Center staff is here to help. We invite you to read our Diversity Statement as one affirmation of our commitment to providing culturally responsive care.