Western offers counseling and support services following the death of WWU student

Liam MacDonald, a first-year WWU student and resident of Nash Hall, died early Saturday morning from an accident while hiking off campus.

University Residences and the Counseling Center met with Nash Hall residents over the weekend to share the news and offer support. For students affected by this loss, know that the WWU Counseling Center offers drop-in hours Monday through Friday. Emergency psychological services are also available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, throughout the year, to current WWU students by calling 360-650-3164.

The Dean of Students office is also available in VU 547, 360-650-3706, to support students with concerns that may affect their academic success.

As friends and peers grieve the loss of their friend, it’s important to be there for one another. Here are more resources for support:

Crisis Services/Resources: 

  • WWU Psychological Emergency Services
    • Emergency services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, throughout the year to current WWU students by calling 360-650-3164.
  • WWU Counseling Center After-Hours Emergency Services
    • To reach the after-hours on-call counselor, dial 360-650-3164 and choose option 1.
    • If the situation is more urgent, call 911.
  • Additional Crisis Resources
    • Community Crisis Line 1-800-584-3578
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-TALK (8255)
    • Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 or text 838255
    • National Crisis Text Line - Text “START” to 741-741
  • Online Resources:

 

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:08pm

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