Photos: Vigil for Sri Lanka

Emory Report | April 24, 2019

A student writes a note using a blue marker
Tea light candles are lit using a white taper candle
A closer look at a note a student has written on a blue sheet of paper
Students sit reflectively in Cannon Chapel
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The Emory community gathered Tuesday, April 23, in two spaces in Cannon Chapel to remember victims of the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka. Chaplains were available from 1-3 p.m. in the Rustin Chapel and the Spiritual Formation Room for anyone who wanted to drop in to offer prayers, intentions and reflections related to the tragedy.

Support resources

Below is information about resources for those who have been impacted by this tragedy, or who would like support dealing with other issues:  

Emory Helpline is an anonymous, peer counseling telephone service for students. It is open from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week, during the regular academic year (excluding major holidays). Students with non-urgent mental health situations may contact the Helpline at 404-727-4357 (HELP). 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides individual, group and couples counseling; stress management classes; and community outreach to provide support for students and assist them in negotiating emotional and interpersonal difficulties as they matriculate through Emory University. 404-727-7450. 

Student Intervention Services (SIS) assists students in times of crisis. It also offers impartial, judgment-free counsel for students seeking guidance and assistance through life's ongoing challenges. 404-430-1120. 

Student Health Services (SHS) offers free psychiatric services for all enrolled Emory students. Services include diagnostic psychiatric evaluations, medication evaluations, long-term management of psychiatric medications, and community referrals. Learn more information about reaching SHS for after-hours emergencies or call 404-727-7551.

Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is located in the Alumni Memorial University Center (AMUC 125) and Cannon Chapel (Suite 316). Services are available for students, faculty and staff. 404-727-6225.

Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides support for employees, including daytime emergency appointments and on-call after-hours services. Visit the emergency services webpage or call 404-727-9355 (WELL).