Signs of Distress
For most students, the transition to college involves major life changes and this usually takes time to adjust. Students are learning to navigate their new environment, including being away from their families for the first time. While students will face difficulties adjusting at the beginning and throughout their college experience, prolonged periods of distress may be an indicator of more serious concerns. Below is a list of signs that a student is in distress and could benefit from a referral to the Counseling Center:
Connect a Student to Services
If you notice these or other signs of distress, encourage the student to reach out for services. A referral by faculty or staff is usually more effective if you are able to help connect the student to services, either by calling with them or by accompanying them to the Counseling Center. The Office of Student Outreach and Support can follow up with students of concern when a student is not immediately open to reaching out for services.
A student can come in for Emergency/Drop in appointments between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Monday through Friday. To initiate ongoing care, students can drop in for an initial consultation Monday through Friday between 1pm-4pm.
To initiate services or to have an emergency session, walk-in session times are available Monday-Friday from 1pm-4pm.
24/7 Crisis Response Services can be accessed by calling 970-351-2496.