Response to ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine
We remain heavy-hearted and sorrowful as we watch the ongoing violence occurring in Israel and Palestine. The world is witnessing the tragic loss of countless innocent lives and human atrocities. The campuses of Queen’s University and our communities must remain vigilant and safe spaces for all students. The AMS condemns all acts of Antisemitism, Islamophobia, hate, discrimination, and violence in all of its forms.
We are an organization that supports efforts for peace and denounces any actions taken to make others feel unsafe. Our thoughts and sincerest condolences are with the community members who are experiencing unimaginable pain, grief, and loss, including our own staff and volunteers. We encourage everyone to check-in with one another and be mindful of our words and actions.
The AMS is committed to supporting its students and providing a safe and inclusive environment. As we see and hear about the loss of innocent civilian lives, we hope that we may all work together to ensure the safety and well-being of our communities. Fall Break has many of us distanced from campus, but there are several mental health supports and resources that are available to students that we will highlight for any individual who needs them.
For immediate safety concerns, call 911 or Campus Security and Emergency Services.
Empower Me: https://www.studentcare.ca/rte/en/QueensUniversityAMS_EmpowerMe_EmpowerMe a confidential mental health and wellness service available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Kingston & Frontenac 24/7 Crisis Line: 613-544-4229 or Toll Free 1-866-616-6005 Crisis lines are staffed 24/7, 365 days a year by experienced professionals who can provide immediate support, advocacy and referrals to appropriate services as needed.
For a Student Wellness appointment call 613-533-2506 Monday to Friday to book a medical or mental health appointment.
AMHS Mental Health Walk-In Clinic on 552 Princess Street in Kingston open Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:00pm.
The Peer Support Centre is closed over reading break, but will be open October 13th for limited hours and reopened on the 16th Rideau Building Room 203, 204 and 207)