Grief is a normal response to loss and many throughout the WSU community are grieving right now.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hilinski family and all of Tyler’s friends during this tragic time,” said WSU President Kirk Schulz. “Our hearts are shattered and we grieve together.
To our Cougar community, take the time and seek the help you may need in the coming days to process this tragedy. Be kind. Leaning on each other for support, we lift our collective spirits.”
Counseling services are available.
- The National Suicide Prevention Hotline, which provides free and confidential emotional support, can be reached at any time at 1-800-273-8255.
- Faculty and staff throughout the WSU system also can contact the Employee Assistance Program at any time at 1-877-313-4455.
Additional options are available free of charge to students on all WSU campuses throughout the state.
- Pullman: WSU Counseling and Psychological Services, 509-335-4511. The WSU 24-Hour Line is 509-335-2159.
- Vancouver: Counseling Services, 509-546-9238 to schedule an appointment and for general information. The Clark County Crisis Line is 360-696-9560.
- Tri-Cities: Counseling Services, 509-372-7153. Professional staff also is available in the Office of Student Affairs, Floyd 263, during regular business hours.
- Spokane: Counseling Services, 509-358-7740, to make an appointment or to speak with a counselor right away during regular business hours. The after-hours number is 509-368-6500.
- Everett: Use the WSU 24-Hour Line, 509-334-1133, and consider reviewing the Student CARE Committee’s resource guide: everett.wsu.edu/CARE.
- Yakima: Counseling services, 509-494-7925. After-hours line is 509-368-6500.