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Recognizing Signs of Distress

More than faculty and staff, students are often best placed to notice behavioral changes in peers that may be a sign of personal or psychological distress. These changes can often be subtle in nature. The key is to help the person who is at risk connect with the right support resources.

Support is available through the Office of the Dean of Students and the Counseling and Psychological Services unit of Student Health, each of which has on-call personnel available after hours. University Police are also trained to assist if a person is in an emotional or psychological state requiring immediate intervention for their safety.