We all recognize that emotional distress is an expected part of a college student's experience, whether the source is academic, personal, social, family, or financial. Some students are able to cope effectively, with little adverse impact on their academics or social life, while others struggle to varying degrees. Due to your presence on campus and the amount of interaction you have with students, you are in a good position to recognize those students who exhibit troubled behavior. While it's certainly impossible to notice and assist all of them, being observant and showing that you are concerned can go a long way toward helping a struggling student. Keep in mind that we can provide assistance to you in the form of a phone or in-person consultation and as a referral source you can give to the student.
What to look for:
What you can do:
*If the student appears to be a danger to self/others, call the Counseling Center or University Police (410-455-5555)