Community Resources

The Resiliency & Justice Center offers services to address immediate visitor and community needs for trauma-related care. The center is a resource hub to address individualized needs and is working closely with crisis support services that are available to UNLV students and staff. Call 702-455-AIDE (2433) or visit their website.

The Stable Arena is a resource for individuals who have experienced traumatic experiences like the Dec 6 shooting; they work with the Victims of Crime program to provide services at no cost to those impacted by the December 6 shooting.

The Nevada Psychological Association has a list of Disaster Response resources including local and national therapists willing to provide pro bono services to anyone in need.

UNLV PRACTICE has compiled a list of local mental health providers who have volunteered their services and are offering sessions. Students and staff should mention the UNLV incident when calling for an appointment.

UNLV Resources

UNLV is offering a number of mental health and counseling services to help the campus community process the traumatic Dec. 6 campus shooting.

It is typical for people to experience a variety of emotions following such a traumatic event. These feelings can include shock, sorrow, numbness, fear, anger, disillusionment, grief, and others.

We encourage anyone coping with the impacts of trauma to reach out to these services:

  • UNLV’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider ComPsych will host group counseling sessions for all UNLV employees affected by the recent traumatic event on campus. Sessions will be Jan. 11, Jan. 26, Feb. 13, and Feb. 26. Led by a professional therapist, these free, one-hour sessions offer employees the opportunity to talk openly with colleagues about their experiences, challenges, thoughts, and feelings. Register in advance as seating is limited to 25 people per session. Please only register for one session. Employees who attend a session will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the professional therapist leading the session if needed.
  • Students can fill out the Student Support Form to get connected to UNLV’s many student support resources.
  • Student Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is providing crisis support services to students both in-person and via telehealth beginning Thursday, Dec. 7. Contact 702-895-3627 to access support services.
  • The Student Health Center and Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center will be open with full health care services available. Contact 702-895-3370 for more information.
  • UNLV faculty and staff are also encouraged to use the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is a UNLV-sponsored program managed by ComPsych. To make an appointment, contact 833-475-1995 or 800-697-0353 (TTY). The toll-free number provides direct, 24/7 access to a consultant who will answer your questions, and, if needed, refer you to a counselor or other resources. In addition to counseling services, ComPsych offers online resources for gun violence victims and survivors. ComPsych services are confidential and available to UNLV employees and their dependents. To register on the ComPsych website, enter Organization Web ID: UNLVEAP.
  • EAP is also offering an online, self-paced webinar on coping with a crisis or traumatic event.
  • You@UNLV is a free app available to students, faculty, and staff that centralizes UNLV's wellness resources in one place. You@UNLV also features resources for Grief & Loss and Responding to an Incident of Gun Violence.
  • PEBP members have access to online therapy services through the Member Assistance Program (MAP). Enter anonymously using the access code FP3EAP or call 1-877-660-3806, TTY 711.
  • Members of the PEBP PPO plan have access to Doctor on Demand, which offers a variety of online mental health services.
  • The UNLV School of Social Work is offering Zoom sessions to provide counseling to employees. Employees may contact Carlton Craig, director of the School of Social Work, carlton.craig@unlv.edu to set up a Zoom session.
  • UNLV’s Ombuds Office is always open to the campus community for interpersonal and group issues and facilitation. If you are currently struggling with interpersonal (supervisor/employee, peer/peer, or other) issues or group/organizational concerns, you can make an appointment with the Ombuds Office. Or if you would like to discuss any other work issues related to recent events, you can reach out to us by filling out this form, visiting the contact page, or scheduling an appointment using Google calendar.
  • NSHE has partnered with LifeWorks to offer free online training on suicide awareness and prevention for all faculty and staff at NSHE institutions. The course is a 60-minute, self-paced, online training program that teaches participants how to assist or respond to someone struggling with suicide ideation and concerns. Employees must register for a free account to access the training. Visit the LivingWorks website. For more information about the course, visit the NSHE website.
  • The UNLV Support Team offers services to help you to identify a potentially difficult situation and provide you with specific ideas and resources if you encounter a student in distress. This includes a reporting system to share appropriate information so students can receive or stay connected to the academic support and student wellness services they need.
  • Trauma Yoga: free to campus community members in the SRWC.
    • Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesdays from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Fridays from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
    • Saturdays from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
  • “Coping Corner: Tools to Navigate Trauma" is an open drop in group designed to assist students, faculty, and staff in the aftermath of traumatic events through psychoeducation and skill-building. Join in person or via Zoom on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. or Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. to learn about mindfulness, distress tolerance, self-soothing, and emotion regulation. For more information, contact CAPS at 702-895-3627 or write to Mallory Constantine at mallory.constantine@unlv.edu.
  • Working Through Trauma Together is a counseling center therapy group specifically for students affected by the Dec. 6 campus shooting tragedy trauma process group based in Herman's three stage model. Sessions, which kick off Feb. 16, will be held on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Additional Resources

Faculty Resources

  • UNLV experts are collecting resources to help faculty navigate their responses to the trauma of Dec. 6, 2023. We have put together information on trauma-informed teaching to help you as you finish the semester.