January 31, 2023

Tips and Resources for Coping with Violent Incidents

Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services Building
Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services Building

CGU has resources available to community members grieving an act of violence. Whether you feel anger and outrage over police abuse, mass shootings, or other acts of violence, we want to make sure that all community members know they are not alone.

Tips on Coping with a Violent Incident 

    1. Talk about it – discussing your feelings with others going through similar experiences can help you feel less alone 
    2. Reach out to those you trust for support 
    3. Get plenty of sleep, as well as regular down-time to rest and recuperate 
    4. Strive to eat in a balanced and healthy way 
    5. Get regular exercise, ideally in some form that brings you enjoyment 
    6. Practice deep breathing or other forms of relaxation 
    7. Avoid excessive use of alcohol or drugs to self-soothe or self-medicate 
    8. Be mindful of how social media and/or news consumption are affecting you emotionally; consider limiting your exposure


Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services offers free services to students. Whether you decide to use MCAPS or not, they encourage you to find trusted people with whom to identify and process your reactions. We recognize that students may be feeling their emotional, psychological, and/or physical safety is threatened. MCAPS strives to provide a climate of safe and affirming support for all students.   

Resources at The Claremont Colleges include (but are not limited to): 

  • Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS): 909-621-8202
    (open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) 
  • For an after-hours crisis, press 1 to be connected to an on-call therapist 
  • Office of Black Student Affairs: 909-607-3669
  • TCCS Chaplains (McAlister):  909-621-8685 
  • TimelyCare: On-demand free teletherapy support for 7Cs students, using the TimelyCare app 

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