Resources & Support for Trauma, Tragedies, and Loss

As details about tragedies unfold, it is normal to have a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and reactions. If you have experienced past traumas, including deaths, losses, violence, or other assaults, you may be experiencing memories and feelings from those events and have increased symptoms now. When traumas are very public, they may affect even those who have not directly experienced the crisis.

Learn more about coping with trauma, grief, loss, or tragic news.

Resources

The campus has numerous resources available for all members of our community (including students, staff, and faculty) to explore, including:

Counseling & Support:

Getting help is a sign of strength and resiliency! Visit the Office of the Dean of Student’s web page dedicated to supporting well-being to learn how we are in this together.

For students:

Counseling and Psychological Services are available to all students for emotional support
Confidential drop-in support is available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 2222 Bancroft Way Tang Center.

“Let’s Talk” consultation hours: uhs.berkeley.edu/counseling/lets-talk

For faculty/staff:

Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance for Faculty and Staff
University Health Services, Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Way, Suite 3100 (3rd Floor)
510-643-7754 | uhs.berkeley.edu/bewellatwork/employee-assistance

Berkeley Human Resources Health & Safety
hr.berkeley.edu/employees/health-safety

Information about reactions to traumatic events and how to support self and others
uhs.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/copingwithtrauma.pdf

Additional Services:

PATH to Care Center
510-642-1988 | care.berkeley.edu
Confidential support for those that have experienced gendered violence, including: sexual harassment, emotional abuse, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation.

Student Affairs Case Management
510-664-4218 | sa.berkeley.edu/sacm
Addresses prevention and intervention for harm and violence on campus, and provides support to students experiencing or causing distress in the campus community. Our Violence and Harm Prevention work provides direct training to students and staff on bystander intervention strategies.

Student Legal Services
510-642-3916 | sa.berkeley.edu/legal
Advises students regarding their legal questions, rights, and obligations.

Community Legal & Related Resources
sa.berkeley.edu/legal/community_resources

Gender Equity Resource Center
202 Cesar Chavez Student Center
510-643-5727 | geneq.berkeley.edu
GenEq is the campus location where students, faculty, staff and alumni connect for resources, services, education and leadership programs related to gender and sexuality. Programs and services are focused on four key areas: Women; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ (LGBTQ+); Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence; and Men.

Chicanx Latinx Student Development (CLSD)
245 Cesar E. Chavez Center
510-642-1802 | clsd.berkeley.edu
The CLSD office is student, staff and community supported space. The office is the place where students (undergrads/graduates), staff, faculty, alumni can come with any questions, concerns and/or ideas. CLSD can help answer, connect, navigate and use networks within and outside various communities to advocate for all Chicanx Latinx students across campus.

Ombudsperson for Students & Postdoctoral Appointees
510-642-5754 | sa.berkeley.edu/ombuds
Helps students explore options in a confidential, neutral, independent and informal environment and provides clarification on policy and procedures.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination
510-643-7985 | ophd.berkeley.edu | ask_ophd@berkeley.edu
The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for faculty, staff, and students that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of categories including race, color, national origin, gender, age, and sexual orientation/identity.

Law Enforcement:

For emergencies, dial 911

University Police Department (UCPD)
1 Sproul Hall
510-642-6760 | police.berkeley.edu

Berkeley Police Department
2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
510-981-5900 | ci.berkeley.ca.us/police