Are you concerned about a student?
As a faculty, staff, or administrator interacting with students, you are in an excellent position to recognize behavior changes that characterize a distressed student. A student’s behavior, especially if it changes over time, may be an indicator of distress or “a cry for help”. Your ability to recognize signs of distress and to acknowledge your concerns directly to the student is often noted by students as the most significant factor in their successful problem resolution.
Learn To Identify/Support Students Of Concern
This is a quick guide into how to identify and assist a student in distress.
Assisting the Emotionally Distressed Student Guide
This is a 25 page guide that will go in more detail of how to identify and assist a student in distress.
Title IX informationInformation on Stopping Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence on campus
Kognito Training for Faculty & Staff
This suite of six online, interactive, and research-proven training simulations are designed to educate our faculty, staff, and students about best practices in supporting
(1) students who struggle with psychological distress including depression and suicidal ideation, (2) LGBTQ students who are struggling due to harassment or exclusion, and (3) student veterans who are facing challenges in adjusting to college life. Each training takes 30-60 minutes to complete and is structured as a virtual practice environment where users learn by engaging in interactive role-play conversations with emotionally responsive student avatars.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) is a FREE suicide prevention training available to
anyone 18 years of age or older who lives or works in Santa Clara County.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
• How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
• The common causes of suicidal behavior
• The warning signs of suicide
• How to get help for someone in crisis
Refer Students To Counseling At Health Services
Walk the student over to the Health Services office if possible, or let them know there are resources on campus to help (printable info below):
Personal Counseling Postcard
Provide student with Mental Health Resources information
Report an incident