Behavioral HEALTH AND SAFETY INTERVENTION
How to Help a Student in Distress
If you know a student in distress – whether a student in your class, a roommate, teammate, or friend – you may be able to help. The following information and tips are offered to help you be a good helper.
- COMMON CAUSES OF DISTRESS
- COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DISTRESS
- HOW TO HELP SOMEONE GET HELP
- IF A STUDENT IS TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE OR VIOLENCE OR IS
BEHAVING IN SELF-HARMING OR VIOLENT WAYS
How Can I Tell if Suicide is a Possibility - University of California Santa Cruz
What to Do When a Loved One is Depressed - National Institute of Mental Health
How to Help: My Friend has Been Sexually Assaulted - College of William and Mary
Eating Disorders: Helping a Friend - University of Wisconsin
How to Help A Student In Distress - American University
USE THE FORM BELOW TO REPORT A STUDENT TO THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REVIEW TEAM
A student whose behavior appears to meet the criteria for posing a serious risk to his/her own or others’ health or safety, and/or the educational process, will be subject to review by members of the Behavioral Health and Safety Review Committee. The Committee is chaired by the Dean of Students. Additional members include the Directors of Health, Counseling, and Residence Life, and two Associate Deans of the College.
If the Committee determines that the information about the student’s behavior warrants further action, the Dean of Students will inform the student in writing that he or she is required to 1) meet with the Dean of Students, and 2) undergo an evaluation conducted by either the Director of Counseling Services (or designee) and/or by the College Physician (or designee).
In certain circumstances, such as when a student has attempted suicide, the Dean of Students may place the student on immediate temporary leave without prior consultation with the full committee. The student may not return to campus without complying with established readmission procedures (available here from the Office of the Dean of the College).
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