UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Coping With Tragedy, Trauma, and Death

It is an all-too-common experience that members of the campus community experience collective or personal tragedies and losses in their lives. The resources below are offered to help understand your reactions and begin the healing process whenever tragedy, trauma, or death impact your life.

If you are currently in crisis, call 911 or click here for more information.

Information for All:

When Terrible Things Happen
Crisis Support Suggestions - If seeking or offering support

Understanding Grief

Coping with the loss of a loved one
: Grieving, mourning and bereavement

Information for Faculty/Staff:

In the classroom: How to deal with the aftermath of tragedy.
After the tragedy: What parents and educators can do.
Talking Points with Students About Campus Safety

Information for Students:

Responding to Tragedy and Crisis: Where do I go from here?

Information for Parents and Families:

After the tragedy: What parents and educators can do.

Please remember that Counseling Services is available for students or groups of students as well as for consultation with faculty and staff and parents. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or for more information at 715-425-3884.


Contact Us

Student Health and Counseling Services
Student Health Services: 715-425-3293
Counseling Services: 715-425-3884
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
211 Hagestad Hall