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The War in Ukraine

 

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has become an omnipresent stressor for many of us at Loyola University. Whether you are from Ukraine, or from Russia, or glued to the daily news cycle, you might be experiencing increased feelings of distress. This might look like worried thoughts, trouble sleeping, increased sadness, fatigue, stomach aches, or muscle tension – to name a few stress indicators. You are not alone in these feelings. 

Here are some resources that may be of use to you: 

From the American Psychological Association (APA): Statement and Resources on the Impact of the War in Ukraine

From University of Michigan: Stressed by what’s going on in Ukraine? How to cope - And how to help

From NPR: How to cope with the stressful news cycle

Psychology Today: 7 types of self-care

From the UCC: Heartbroken/Furious/Helpless

If you would like to speak to a counselor at the University Counseling Center for a confidential session, please call 504-865-3835. If you would like to speak to a counselor who speaks Russian, please let us know when you call.