If the student . . .
- Has excessive class/work absences
- Begins doing worse in class or not attending to daily job tasks
- Shows poor emotional control
- Has excessive moodiness or worrying
- Has sleeping and/or eating habits that change dramatically
- Shows unusual concern about personal health
- Has persistent depression
- Talks openly about suicide
- Engages in consistent risky behavior
When you or other staff or faculty are . . .
- Cutting meetings or missing obligations to be with this person
- Thinking and worrying a lot about this person
- Not sure what you should do
- When “helping” interferes with your getting your work finished or your obligations met
Ask yourself . . .
- Is this student’s behavior distressingly out of the ordinary?
- Is this beyond my skill level?
- Is the behavior getting worse?
- Does the behavior place anyone at risk?
- Am I feeling like I want to talk with someone about my observations and concerns?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, seek assistance and/or consult with a colleague.