College students often encounter a great deal of stress during the course of their academic experience.
While most students cope successfully with the challenges these years bring, an increasing number of students find the various pressures of life unmanageable. As members of the faculty and staff, you are in an excellent position to recognize behavioral changes that characterize distressed students.
A student’s behavior, especially if it is inconsistent with your previous observations, could be a “cry for help.” Many of these students have not sought out Counseling Services. Thus, your role is crucial in identifying and referral of students who are in distress.