Prevention & Response Strategies
When approaching a friend for whom you have concern the following are helpful:
- Be direct - show interest and concern.
- Share observations and inquire about your friend's experience
- Be patient - sometimes this discussion can take time.
- Offer to assist student in getting help
- Provide information about Counseling and Psychological Services ("CAPS")
- If necessary, offer to walk student to CAPS or call the on-call CAPS clinician or Dean on Call