Here’s a list of resources for MSU students, community reacting to and grieving Monday's shooting
There are resources available for students, staff and the larger community coping with the on-campus school shooting that took place Monday night at Michigan State University.
Below, you can find resources for those associated with Michigan State, as well as for the broader community.
For students, faculty, staff and MSU family members:
Students can access free 1-on-1 teletherapy "based on their preferences, with day, night and weekend" appointments available. Find more details on this and other crisis response services here.
Drop-in counseling for veteran students, staff and faculty is available through Feb 18, via the Mobile VA Vet Center.
Virtual crisis counseling is available for students 24 hours a day, seven days a week through MSU’s Counseling & Psychiatric Services by calling (517) 355-8270 and pressing “1” at the prompt.
Besides counseling services, MSU is also providing a place to process the shooting with others on campus, hosting several in-person and virtual listening spaces throughout the week. The following locations are expected to be staffed between the hours of 12 noon and 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday:
- Akers 137
- Brody 136/138
- Wonders Kiva
- Snyder C303/C304
- OCAT (Student Services 339)
- Multipurpose Room in Ivy Courts
MSU will also host Virtual Listening Spaces, in-person at the following locations and on Zoom, from noon to 9 p.m.
Other than counseling and listening sessions, MSU has also set up a series of facilitated, virtual zoom sessions to offer the school community “a framework for grounding and navigating these challenging events” and provide “practical self-care strategies.” The sessions started running Feb. 14 and are scheduled through Feb. 23. Details are posted here.
For the broader community:
MSU offered up a list of self-guided resources including soothing breathing techniques and progressive muscle relaxation.
The Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties offers a crisis helpline for anyone in the Lansing region 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (517) 346-8460. The agency offers an anonymous screening tool to help people gauge if they should seek a professional for help.
The CHMA recommends people check out specific, helpful written guides from the National Association of School Psychologists. The group’s list of mental health resource sheets include:
- Care for Caregivers: Tips for Families and Educators: avoiding burnout, secondary trauma, and when to seek help for yourself
- Trauma: common reactions to, increased risk factors for, and warning signs
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers: tips for developmentally appropriate conversations with kids, limiting exposure to events, reassuring safety and taking time to listen
Other detailed guides are available from national government agencies like Youth.gov: Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a Mass Shooting
This post was last updated with new information on Feb. 17, 2023.