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UB Counselors Reach Out

By Mark Scott

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Buffalo, NY – UB Counseling Services is reaching out to students who are having a strong emotional reaction to this week's shootings at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Thomas Frantz, a nationally recognized expert on grief, says it's not unusual that students at UB are being affected by what happened. He said counselors are prepared to offer help.

"Part of the job is to be prepared to deal with tragedy and heartache," Frantz said. "It's part of what you deal with a daily basis."

A document about the impact of traumatic events and suggestions on ways to cope is available at the Counseling Services web site.

The university community held a memorial service for the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings.

Meanwhile, WBFO's Mark Scott WBFO's Mark Scott talked with a couple of counselors from the Buffalo area about the post-traumatic stress that surviving shooting victims will experience. Click the "listen" icon above to hear it now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.