Dayton Shooting in the Oregon District: Wright State offering walk-in counseling

Makeshift memorial in front of Ned Peppers in the Oregon District.

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Makeshift memorial in front of Ned Peppers in the Oregon District.

Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology is offering walk-in psychological first-aid for anyone affected by the Oregon District shooting.

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They will accept patients at the Ellis Human Development Institute, 9 N. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., and the Reach Out Clinic, near Miami Valley Hospital, 25 E. Foraker St.

Walk-in hours for the Ellis Institute are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday. Hours for Reach Out are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Staff members, doctoral students from the School of Professional Psychology, will lead patients through counseling geared toward recovery after a traumatic event.

They will assist in educating patients on symptoms that come from trauma and encouraging them to seek out or referring them to other resources if necessary.

“We’ve had a very strong positive community response,” said Jeremy Schumm, associate professor for the school of professional psychology. “A strong social support system is one of the biggest predictors for recovery.”

Schumm said Wright State will continue to offer walk-in counseling for the next few weeks. Those interested in services are encouraged to call the Ellis Institute at 937-775-4300 or Reach Out at 937-258-2000 to schedule an appointment.

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