Information Related to Traumatic Grief and Loss for Students

By now, most of us have heard of the horrible tragedy that took place over the weekend in Philomath, resulting in the death of one of our students and her infant son. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kelsey Baker, her son, Theo, and their family members and friends. Our hearts are also with Gustavo Martinez Aquepuncho, our student who has been charged with their murders and is now incarcerated, and his family in Peru.

Many have been understandably shaken by this incident, and some students may need additional assistance during this difficult time. I encourage you to talk with your family and friends, and seek support in one another. If you find you are having difficulty coping with this tragedy, please know that you may access OSU Counseling and Psychological Services by calling 541-737-2131.

What follows below are links to resources that may be helpful to you as you deal with your own reactions and help support others.

Common Reactions that Occur After a Tragic and/or Violent Event

Self Care

Helping Others

Signs That a Student Might Need Additional Support


Helpful Websites:

How to Make an Appointment at CAPS

CAPS Grief and Loss Resource Pages

Support for Homicide Victims Family and Friends:  www.hvsgnsw.org.au/

Problems that Survivors of Murder often Face:  www.pomc.com/problems.html