Overview

University students typically encounter a great deal of stress (i.e., academic, social, family, work, and/ or financial) during the course of their educational experience. While most students cope successfully with the demands of college life, for some the pressures can become overwhelming and unmanageable. All of us at some time in our lives may have hard days; feel sad, depressed, and/or upset. However, significant distress experienced over a period of time may suggest a more serious problem. Given the increase of the stressors, anxiety, depression and other serious mental health issues that college students experience, we are encouraging all faculty and staff members to continue assisting students by using the tips in this document. This website provides tips on how to recognize behaviors and symptoms of distressed, disturbed and dysregulated students. This document provides quick resource references to assist you in making referrals for students in crisis.