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Emory community gathers in remembrance, support of Parkland, Florida

In the aftermath of the tragic shootings this week at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, the Emory community will gather today at 5 p.m. at Cox Hall Bridge for a vigil in remembrance of the students and teachers lost, and in support of their families, friends and loved ones.

“The Emory community shares the grief so many have expressed in the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School,” says Emory President Claire E. Sterk. “Our deepest condolences go out to our fellow educators, parents and students in Parkland. Our sadness and our outrage call us to speak up with courage against violence in all its forms.”

Below is information about additional resources for those who have been impacted by this tragedy, or who would like support dealing with other issues: 

Emory Helpline is an anonymous, peer counseling telephone service for students. It is open from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week, during the regular academic year (excluding major holidays). Students with non-urgent mental health situations may contact the Helpline at 404-727-4357 (HELP).

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides individual, group and couples counseling; stress management classes; and community outreach to provide support for students and assist them in negotiating emotional and interpersonal difficulties as they matriculate through Emory University. 404-727-7450. 

Student Intervention Services (SIS) assists students in times of crisis. It also offers impartial, judgment-free counsel for students seeking guidance and assistance through life's ongoing challenges. 404-430-1120.

Student Health Services (SHS) offers free psychiatric services for all enrolled Emory students. Services include diagnostic psychiatric evaluations, medication evaluations, long-term management of psychiatric medications, and community referrals. Learn more information about reaching SHS after-hours emergencies or call 404-727-7551.

Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is located in the Alumni Memorial University Center (AMUC 125) and Cannon Chapel (Suite 316). Services are available for students, faculty and staff. 404-727-6225. 

Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides support for employees, including daytime emergency appointments and on-call after-hours services. Visit the emergency services webpage or call 404-727-9355 (WELL).

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