A student was found dead at the Ernest Calderon Living Community Sunday afternoon. As friends, family and the community continue to mourn, NAU has provided various counseling services for anyone in need.
Tuesday morning, the Office of the Dean of Students sent an email reminder to all students that stated the importance of supporting one another. During this difficult time, the email also offered sincere condolences to friends, family and loved ones.
Residents of Calderon and Tinsley were invited to a group discussion organized by Campus Health Counseling Services to connect and support one another. The meeting was scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, according to the email.
The Office of the Dean of Students also informed the student population that grief is a challenging and personal process, which can be handled in a variety of ways.
"Be kind to yourself and patient and kind to others, as people experience this loss in very different ways," the email stated.
The email memo also detailed contact information for counseling services, both on- and off-campus. NAU's Counseling Center can be reached at 928-523-2261 and the Office of the Dean of Students can be reached at 928-523-5181. Additionally, if university resources are unavailable, the Crisis Response Network of northern Arizona is available 24/7 at 1-877-756-4090.
Counseling services, interpersonal communication and the university community are all reliable sources for support. NAU wants to remind everyone that Lumberjacks are family.
"Our Lumberjack family will continue to support each other and move forward together," the email stated.