Mental Health and Counseling Resources | UNLV Strong

Community Resources

The Vegas Strong Resilience Center offers services to address the immediate trauma care needs of visitors and the community. The Center is a resource center for addressing individualized needs and works closely with crisis support services available to UNLV students and staff. Call 702-455-AIDE (2433) or visit their website.

UNLV Resources

UNLV offers a number of mental health and counseling services to help the campus community process the traumatic December 6 campus shooting.

It is typical for people to experience different emotions after such a traumatic event. These feelings can include shock, grief, numbness, fear, anger, frustration, grief, and more.

We encourage anyone dealing with the impact of trauma to reach out to these services:

  • Students can fill out the student support form to connect with UNLV’s many student support resources.
  • Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is providing crisis support services to students, both in-person and via telehealth, beginning Thursday, December 7th. Contact 702-895-3627 to access support services.
  • The Student Health Center and the Faculty and Staff Treatment Center (FAST) will be open with full health 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 administered by ComPsych. To make an appointment, contact 833-475-1995 or 800-697-0353. The toll-free number provides direct 24/7 access to a consultant who will answer your questions and, if necessary, refer you to a counselor or other resources. In addition to counseling services, ComPsych offers online resources for victims and survivors of gun violence. ComPsych services are confidential and available to UNLV employees and their dependents. To register on the ComPsych website, enter the organization’s Web ID: UNLVEAP.
  • PEBP members have access to online therapy services through the Member Assistance Program (MAP). Log in anonymously using the access code FP3EAP or call 1-877-660-3806, TTY 711.
  • PEBP PPO plan members have access to Doctor on Demand, which offers a variety of online mental health services.
  • The UNLV School of Social Work offers Zoom sessions to provide counseling to employees. Staff can contact Carlton Craig, director of the School of Social Work, [email protected] to set up a Zoom session.
  • The Office of the UNLV Ombudsman is always open to the campus community for interpersonal and group concerns and facilitation. If you are currently struggling with interpersonal (supervisor/employee, peer/peer, or other) or group/organizational issues, you can make an appointment with the ombudsman’s office. Or if you’d like to discuss any other work issues related to recent events, you can contact us by filling out this form, visiting the contact page, or scheduling a meeting with Google Calendar.
  • All undocumented individuals who were affected by the Dec. 6 shooting are encouraged to contact the UNLV Undocumented Student Program for support at [email protected] or by visiting the Undocumented Student Program website. In addition, the UNLV Immigration Clinic advises that it is in the best interest of any non-citizen who witnessed the shooting to obtain prompt legal counsel. To facilitate this, they have increased the number of consultation appointments available to members of the UNLV community to provide immigration-based legal screening and advice at this difficult time. This service is completely confidential. Please visit the clinic’s website to book a consultation. If you are interested in attending an information session with the Immigration Clinic, please complete this interest form.

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