After a traumatic experience several concerns may emerge:
- A variety of strong emotions, including fear, anxiety, depression, guilt, disorientation, powerlessness, shame, shock, disbelief, embarrassment, denial, or anger.
- A number of physical problems, including sleep disturbance, nausea, stomach problems, change in eating habits, and nightmares
- Feeling confused and alone and wondering how to tell family and friends
Even though the assault may have occurred a while ago, there is a need to talk to someone about what happened. Whatever the feelings may be, there are support services available to help.
On-Campus Emotional Support
A campus personal counselor is available for counseling appointments and can assist in off-campus referrals for specialized support services for victims of sexual assault.
Sessions with a campus student personal counselor are completely confidential unless the student identifies that they are a danger to themselves someone else or are under the age of 18.
Counseling services are available on campus by appointment. To schedule a confidential appointment with a personal counselor call: 724-773-3951 or 724-773-3961 or stop by the counseling office in suite113, Student Union Building between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information on Personal Counseling Services at Penn State Beaver please see our webpage.