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Coping With the Stress of Ukraine

March 10, 2022

Coping With the Stress of Ukraine
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As the catastrophic invation of Ukraine unfolds before our eyes, many far from the conflict are, worried, outraged and unable to sleep. Jordan Friedman talks with psychologist Cassie Haas about ways to think about, limit and live with these unsettling...

As the catastrophic invasion of Ukraine unfolds before our eyes, many far from the conflict are worried, outraged and anxious about our uncertain future. Jordan Friedman talks with psychologist Cassie Haas about ways to think about, limit and live with these unsettling emotions now and for the forseeable future. After the conversation, we take a couple of calming minutes to experience the opposite of war.

About Guest Cassie Haas, Psy.D.

Dr. Haas is a clinical psychologist who provides mental health services to University of Toledo students. She completed both her Master’s and Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Prior to her graduate training, she completed her Bachelor’s in psychology at Bowling Green State University.

Dr. Haas provides a collaborative approach to counseling, taking time to build a strong therapeutic relationship with each client. Working through an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) lens, she believes that struggling against our emotions often creates more problems and that it is important to learn to allow ourselves to feel and experience our emotions as they naturally occur. She has extensive experience working with college students, which provides her a deep understanding of the various life transitions students may face. Dr. Haas specializes in the treatment of trauma, and also has an interest in working with anxiety, mood disorders, women’s issues, multicultural issues, adjustment concerns, and relational issues.
Mental Health Resources

National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 800-273-HELP (8255)

Crisis Text Line (US & Canada): Text HOME to 741741

SAMHSA National Healpline (for anyone concerned about mental health and substance abuse in themselves, relatives, friends, etc.): 800-662-HELP (4357)

Worldwide Suicide Prevention Hotline (lists resources by country)


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Organizations Supporting Ukrainians

Direct Relief (provides direct medical assistance)

Mercy Corps provides humanitarian assistance

International Medical Corps provides medical services and prescription medicines

Save The Childrien provides eduction, food, water and cash grants

Ukrainian Red Cross is dedicated to disaster management, healthcare and more

International Rescue Committee helps people survive and rebuild from humanitatrian crises

UN Refugee Agency works to save the lives and support the rights of refugees