Assisting the Distressed Student Handbook

Dear Faculty and Staff,

It is estimated that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States will experience a mental illness this year.  As a member of the campus community, you may experience working with a student in distress or dealing with mental health challenges.  Without help, many of these students will not be able to experience the joy of completing a degree/certificate or find hope that things will get better.

We provide a safe and caring space where students receive the support and encouragement they need to make positive changes in their lives.  When you notice a student in distress, please use this resource as a guide for referral to support services on campus and community resources.