Excerpt from WHIO
Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology is offering walk-in psychological first-aid for anyone affected by the Oregon District shooting.
They will accept patients at the Ellis Human Development Institute, 9 N. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., and the Reach Out Clinic, near Miami Valley Hospital, 25 E. Foraker St.
Walk-in hours for the Ellis Institute are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday. Hours for Reach Out are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Staff members, doctoral students from the School of Professional Psychology, will lead patients through counseling geared toward recovery after a traumatic event.
They will assist in educating patients on symptoms that come from trauma and encouraging them to seek out or referring them to other resources if necessary.
“We’ve had a very strong positive community response,” said Jeremy Schumm, associate professor for the School of Professional Psychology. “A strong social support system is one of the biggest predictors for recovery.”