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Coping with post-election stress

Student Counseling Services realizes that students might have a variety of strong reactions to Tuesday’s election results. If you are experiencing strong reactions to the results, remember to use some grounding and self-soothing strategies today.

Remember also that you can come to Student Counseling Services for support. Counselors can help you talk through your feelings, give you strategies for how to ground yourself, self-soothe, and turn distress into action. Students who are in crisis can call or walk-in to the center to meet with a counselor for a brief emergency appointment. Or, students can call SCS at (309) 438-3655 to schedule an initial appointment. Our office is open until 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.