As the tragic Michigan State University shooting can trigger strong emotional responses in the days, weeks and months ahead, here is some information about specific regional support available, and additional resources for mental health support, talking to children, coping with trauma and crisis preparedness.
Counselors will be available at the Hannah Community Center located at 819 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.
All classes – virtual and in-person – are canceled, as are athletic events and all other campus activities for at least 48 hours.
MSU Police and Public Safety are doing everything they can to assure the safety of the campus. Those on campus are urged to continue sheltering in place.
Please follow @msupolice on Twitter for all updates.
MSU Alert: Register to receive emergency text messages, emails and phone calls.
Mental Health Resources
- Coping with Traumatic Events
- Traumatic Incidents: The Aftermath
- Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting | American Counseling Association (ACA)
- For Teens: Coping After Mass Violence | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
- Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting | American Psychological Association (APA)
- Coping with Stress Following a Mass Shooting | Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
- Coping with Community Violence Together | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resources for Parents
- Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting | NCTSN
- Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event | NCTSN
- Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting | APA
- Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals | CSTS
- Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a Mass Shooting | Youth.Gov
Active Shooter Preparedness
- MSU Alert: Run, Hide, Fight
- Be Prepared for an Active Shooter | FEMA.Gov
- Active Shooter Preparedness | CISA.Gov
- Attacks in Crowded and Public Spaces | Ready.Gov
- The American Red Cross stresses the need for blood donations, not just for the responsiveness of this situation, but for the readiness of others. To find out how to donate blood, visit the Red Cross website.