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Who Is A Distressed Student?

Symptoms that persist over a period of time may suggest that a person is experiencing problems that exceed usual responses to life circumstances. If you observe these types of changes in a student intervention is necessary.

Marked Change in Academic Performance/Behavior

  • Decline in performance or preparedness
  • Excessive absences or tardiness
  • Repeated requests for special consideration
  • Avoiding participation or dominating discussions
  • Excessive anxiety if called upon
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Exaggerated emotional responses that are
    obviously inappropriate to the situation

Unusual Behavior or Appearance

  • Depressed mood or lethargy
  • Hyperactivity or rapid speech
  • Deterioration in personal hygiene or dress
  • Dramatic weight loss or gain
  • Strange or bizarre behavior / out of contact with reality

Emotional or Life Stressors

  • Problems with roommates, family or partners
  • Life-threatening illness or death in family or friend
  • Experiencing physical or sexual assault
  • Target of discrimination or bullying
  • Difficulties in legal financial, employment realms

References to Death/Suicide

  • Expressing feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Threatening behavior
  • Verbal or written references to suicide, homicide or death
  • Isolating from friends, family, close peers

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL 911 IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS