The emotional and academic pressure of university life, while manageable and even exhilarating for most students, can be simply overwhelming for others. Such students may not yet have attained the level of maturity necessary to develop adequate coping skills, or they may be struggling with relatively long-standing emotional deficits that are exacerbated by the transition to college life. Consequently, due to your position, status, and visibility on campus, students experiencing emotional distress may turn to you for help. Or, because of your role, you may find yourself confronted by a disturbed or disturbing student who needs assistance.
Follow the guidelines below to recognize, intervene, and refer emotionally troubled students to CSDC so that they can get the help they need. You can also access the CSDC brochure on Recognizing & Assisting Emotionally Troubled Students here.