many students cope successfully with the demands of college life, for
some the pressures can be overwhelming. They may feel alone, helpless,
fearful and isolated. These feelings can negatively impact a student’s
academic performance and can also lead to disruptive behaviors such as
acting out, alcohol/drug abuse, and suicide attempts.
members (and staff working with student assistants/work study students)
interact with students almost daily so are in an excellent position to
recognize potential problems. You are most likely the first person a student reaches out to for help.
Your ability to recognize the signs of emotional distress and to make
an initial intervention can have a significant impact on a student’s
future well being.
Counselors are available for consultation with SPSU faculty and staff who are concerned about specific situations or individuals, or about their own needs. We can help you assess the seriousness of the situation, discuss possible on- and off- campus resources, and plan for follow up.
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Career and Counseling Center
Student Center, Suite 170