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Marian Binder, University of Arizona Director of Campus Counseling, discusses the mental health needs of the community following Saturday's shooting.


There are almost as many possible reactions to a tragedy like the Tucson shootings as there are people in our city. Examining one's own feelings following such an event often leaves a person wondering whether their emotions are normal, or healthy. Dr. Marian Binder, director of Counseling & Psychiatric Services at the University of Arizona, talks with Arizona Spotlight host Mark McLemore about recovering from tragedy, including discussing when self-care is an effective route to healing, and when it is not.

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For all enrolled students, the Campus Health Center has counseling help available Monday through Friday at 1224 E. Lowell St., near the northwest corner of Highland & 6th Street, with no appointment required. For University employees and non-students who feel they would benefit from having some outside help, Dr. Binder recommends the University of Arizona's Life Work Connections.