If you are a student in distress, please contact one of the services on the right side of this page.
Helping a Student in Need
Students will encounter stress for a variety of reasons, which include academics; family problems or responsibilities; social life; work; and financial concerns. Most students are able to cope successfully with the demands of juggling daily life with college life. But for some students, the pressure can become overwhelming, unmanageable, and sometimes unbearable. Faculty, staff, and fellow students may be placed in an unusual position in which they must identify and help a student in distress.
There are many types of stress, which can be represented differently and must be addressed accordingly. How you go about helping a student will depend on several factors: their level of distress, the nature of your relationship, the type of setting you are in, and, more importantly, your comfort level in helping the student cope and deal with their distress.