In The Media: Dr. Maggie O'Haire in the Daily Wildcat

April 5, 2023

The impact of trauma on campus: How students are affected, what they can do to begin to heal

impact of trauma

Students dealing with trauma may often feel isolated or alone, but there are plenty of resources offered both on campus and within the community that can help students find the support they need.

Em Marie Cuevas | Daily Wildcat

This excerpt is from the Daily Wildcat, published on April 2, 2023.

Reaching out to others, whether they be friends, family or strangers can be a helpful outlet after experiencing trauma or extreme stress.

Maggie O’Haire, associate dean for research at the UA College of Veterinary Medicine, researches how service dogs can affect veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. O’Haire discussed the importance of opening up and connecting with others.

“I think one of the most dangerous things is when someone isolates, stops talking and doesn’t connect with their community or the resources and support that are available,” O’Haire said. “So my advice would certainly be to speak up. Say something to someone and know that there are people who care truly and want to help.”

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