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Indicators of Distressed Students

Indicators of Distressed Students

  • Significant changes in energy
  • Frequent state of intoxication
  • Significant weight change
  • Worrisome changes in hygiene
  • Noticeable cuts, bruises, or burns
  • Sleeping in class/other inappropriate times
  • Inappropriate emotional outbursts
  • Direct statements indicating distress
  • Expressions of hopelessness or suicide
  • Peer concerns for another student
  • Exaggerated personality traits (more withdrawn or animated than usual)
  • Significant deterioration in academic work
  • Disorganized or erratic performance
  • Repeated absences and missed assignments
  • Ranting or threatening emails
  • Continual seeking of special provisions

Any of these behaviors in isolation may not signal a major problem. If you are unsure whether a behavior should be referred to the CARE Team, please connect via email to review the circumstances.