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Distressed Student Topic


University students often encounter a great deal of stress during the course of their academic experience.  While most students cope successfully with the challenge that these years bring, an increasing number of students find that the various pressures of life are unmanageable or unbearable.   As faculty members, teaching assistants, or staff, you may encounter these distressed students in your offices or your classrooms.  Many of these students have not sought any psychological intervention.   Thus, your role is a crucial one in identifying and referring students who are in distress.

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Signs/Symptoms of a Distressed Student
Guidelines for Interacting with a Distressed Student
How to Refer a Distressed Student to the Counseling Center
Services Offered at the Counseling Center
Additional Resources



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