Statement on Racial Discrimination and Social Justice

We would like to offer our unconditional support to the members of our community who are suffering as a result of racial discrimination and social injustice. We know that experiencing race based trauma directly is painful and can result in significant distress. Additionally, we recognize that witnessing or hearing about violence against those within a group with which we identify can also be traumatizing; this is called vicarious trauma. Race based trauma, whether vicarious or directly experienced, can result in significant problems including: PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety, depression, sudden shifts in behavior and relationships, persistent feelings of danger, avoidance, not feeling connected to your body or to others, physical exhaustion, feelings of anger or hopelessness, having what seems like big emotional reactions to situations, difficulty with concentration and focus.

We want to encourage you to engage in regular self-care activities that address your mental and physical health, to connect with others for support, and to come to the Counseling Center if you need to talk to someone about your mental and emotional well-being, including the effects of race-based trauma.

Counseling Center
Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave., Suite 201
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Office Hours

Fall 2017

M, Tu, Fri 8:00a to 5:00p

Wed, Thurs 8:00a-6:00p

URGENT WALK-IN CONSULTATIONS

M-F 8:30a to 4:30p

Closed on University holidays and closings. We observe delayed starts and early closings set by the University.

Phone

tel (502) 852-6585

Email

coping@louisville.edu
Note that email cannot be used to make appointments.