Have Concerns About a Student?
As a faculty, staff, or administrator interacting with students, you are in an excellent position to recognize behavior changes that characterize a distressed student. A student’s behavior, especially if it changes over time, may be an indicator of distress or “a cry for help”.
Your ability to recognize signs of distress and to acknowledge your concerns directly to the student is often noted by students as the most significant factor in their successful problem resolution.
Identify/Support Students Of Concern
- Red Folder
This is a quick guide into how to identify and assist a student in distress.
- Assisting the Emotionally Distressed Student Guide.
- This is a 25 page guide that will go in more detail of how to identify and assist a student in distress.
- Title IX information Information on Stopping Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence on campus.
- Students who struggle with psychological distress including depression and suicidal ideation
- LGBTQI+ students who are struggling due to harassment or exclusion
- Student veterans who are facing challenges in adjusting to college life. Each training
takes 30-60 minutes to complete and is structured as a virtual practice environment
where users learn by engaging in interactive role-play conversations with emotionally
responsive student avatars.
Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) is a FREE suicide prevention training available to anyone 18 years of age or older who lives or works in Santa Clara County.
What You'll Learn
- How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal.
- How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide.
- The common causes of suicidal behavior.
- The warning signs of suicide.
- How to get help for someone in crisis.
Refer Students To Counseling At Health Services
Walk the student over to the Health Services office if possible, or let them know there are resources on campus to help (printable info below): Personal Counseling Postcard