The Washington College community has been greatly shaken by recent events. The passing of sophomore Jacob Marberger comes as a devastating loss to those who knew him best, those who had the opportunity to be graced by his warm presence, and the entire Washington college community. The past week has been very difficult for many students and the local community. With much confusion and heartbreaking news many students have become disorganized and deeply distraught. Being away from campus and one’s familiar schedule of school takes a toll on class work and greatly impacts class flow. Trying to regroup and focus on class work when one is away from WC while also coping with this tragic loss can be extremely difficult.
For those struggling with the loss of our fellow classmate, shoremen, and friend make sure to talk to someone. Talk to a friend or to a family member and make sure you are heard. You can schedule counseling sessions with the Health Center when we return to campus. The Health Center is a great resource with professionally trained counselors who can meet with you in a comfortable and safe environment. The health center is located on the first floor of Queen Anne House and is open Monday through Friday 8:30AM to Noon and 1:00PM to 4:30PM. To make an appointment you can call the Health Center at 410 778-7261. For more immediate counseling services call your local crisis hotline which number can be easily found here. You can also call the national hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a local trained counselor. Do not ignore your feelings and make sure to talk to someone if you need too. You are not alone and there is always someone to talk to and always someone who cares.
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