Activities and Initiatives

Response to the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

To students who feel emotionally unstable after the earthquakes

For International Students;

Natural disasters like the recent earthquake in Japan have a profound and lasting psychological impact on individuals and on communities.
The disaster had a devastating immediate effect on the people of Japan, but the true psychological impact will be felt "for some time to come."

Major reaction responses to disaster can be;
-Intense or unpredictable feelings.
-Changes to thoughts and behavior patterns.
-Sensitivity to environmental factors
-Strained interpersonal relationships.
-Stress-related physical symptoms

Following website provides basic information about common reactions and some coping tips. http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recovering-disasters.aspx

The Counseling and Health Center, Kyushu University (CHC) provides mental health care and counseling in English, Chinese and Japanese after disaster.
※Advance reservation is required.
For more information, please contact the Counseling and Health Center.