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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