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Counseling For Staff/Faculty

Counseling Services also serve as a resource to faculty and staff. We can assist in the following capacity:

  • Present in classes or student organizations
  • Offer consultation
  • Provide information on mental health concerns
  • Provide referral information to local mental health professionals

Difference between students in Crisis or Experiencing Stress:
Stress: Everyone experiences stress. However, some students have an increased level of stress that could cause concern.

  • Unusual changes in academic performance
  • Unusual changes in behavior or attitude
  • Withdrawing
  • Falling asleep in class frequently
  • Hyperactivity
  • Interfering with class productivity

Crisis:  A crisis situation is when an individual no longer can cope with stressors.

  • Suicidal attempts or statements
  • Verbal threats
  • Extreme anxiety
  • Hostility, Aggression or Violence
  • Destruction of property
  • Losing contact with reality (hallucinations, delusions)

How can you help?

  1. Speak to the student in private
  2. Be direct and nonjudgmental
  3. Listen
  4. Refer
  5. Follow Up