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Your willingness to respond to students in distress will be influenced by your personal style and your philosophy about the limits of a professor’s or staff member’s responsibility for helping students grow emotionally as well as intellectually. Obviously, a student’s openness to such assistance, as well as the location of the contact, and the depth of your relationship will impact the types of interactions you can have with a student. This information has been prepared to assist faculty and staff in the early identification and referral of students in distress.
Faculty is often on the front lines for students in distress. Students will often approach a faculty member about their problems before talking to a friend or family member. Some problems common to college students are:
Signs of students having emotional problems
The key to recognizing distress is to look for changes in:
Three basic things to remember
Last Updated: Aug. 22, 2012