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Coping with Recent Events

In the Aftermath of Gun Violence

With heaviness in our hearts, the UIC Counseling Center staff again acknowledges a seemingly relentless series of devastating violence in our nation. This past weekend alone, more than 220 people were killed by…

In Response to Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This decision overturned the precedent of Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed constitutional protection…

Coping with Grief, Tragedy, and Loss

Endings, goodbyes, grief, and loss are in the air at UIC as the spring semester comes to a close. We grieve the shocking deaths of two of our own students, Brittany Kinlow and…

Response to the Invasion of Ukraine

The Counseling Center staff would like to recognize the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Our hearts go out to the Ukrainian members of our UIC community, their families and loved ones, and…

Black History Month

The UIC Counseling Center stands firmly in support of Black History Month amid controversy and violence threatening its validity. We offer our solidarity to those who have suffered threats this month, including those…

In Response to Anti-Semitism

The Counseling Center would like to acknowledge the impact of the hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas this weekend. This is yet another act of violence and oppression toward the…

In Support of Womxn

The Counseling Center staff has been feeling the impact of recent acts of systemic violence and oppression toward womxn. From legislation that impacts womxn’s bodily autonomy to domestic and sexual violence in relationships,…

Starting the 2021-2022 School Year in This Climate

Dear UIC Community, We would like to take a moment to acknowledge the heaviness and complexity of so much happening in the world around us as we begin the 2021-2022 school year. We…

In Response to Violence Against Asian Americans

The recent violent shooting of Asian Americans that took six lives of women of Asian descent is a clear representation of racism and systemic oppression, and we are grieving with the Asian American…