Why Be Concerned?
Attending university is an exciting and dynamic experience that can include making lifelong friends, engaging in exciting intellectual pursuits, and participating in the campus community. It is a time to grow in self-awareness and to develop a sense of adult identity.
It may also be a time of great stress. Balancing family, work, financial and other obligations may tax a student’s coping skills. When stress is severe, it may lead to physical and emotional distress and academic failure.
Distress may also results in displays of disruptive or problematic behavior. Students in distress may benefit from a personal referral or other personalized outreach to connect them with support resources available on campus.