Dean Treece’s passing represents a great loss for our community. Grief is a natural response to such a loss, and each person will experience it differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and grieving does not follow a set process or timeline.
We have listed some resources below that may be helpful for those who could use support during this difficult time.
FOR CURRENT STUDENTS AND RECENT ALUMNI (GRADUATING FALL 2019 TO PRESENT)
South Texas College of Law Houston offers confidential sessions with Licensed Professional Counselors to help students and recent graduates cope with stressors, including grief. Up to three counseling sessions per academic session are provided at no additional cost to students. Further sessions are available at a negotiated rate.
To schedule a counseling session, please contact:
Ms. Ann H. Weiss, M.A.T., M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor
FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
The Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), facilitated by ComPsych, is available to all South Texas employees and members of their households at no cost. The plan offers referrals to licensed, professional counselors. Enrollment and sessions are confidential. For more information, call 800-311-4327.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND REFERRALS
Bo’s Place is a nonprofit, free-of-charge bereavement center that offers grief support services — including support groups, counseling referrals, and other resources— for those who are in all stages of grief. For more information, visit bosplace.org or call 713-942-8339.
The State Bar of Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program provides crisis counseling, mental health resources, peer assistance and clinical referrals for Texas law students, lawyers, judges, and legal employees (including law school employees). Visit tlaphelps.org, call 800-343-TLAP(8527), or text “TLAP” to 555888.
HelpGuide.org is a nonprofit mental health and wellness website that provides empowering, evidence-based resources and self-help tools. You may find their guide on Coping with Grief and Loss to be particularly helpful.