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What to Look For: Behavioral Indicators: • Direct or indirect statements indicating distress, family problems or other difficulties

• Extreme amount of time spent on the internet • Expressions of hopelessness or worthlessness

• Anger or hostility that seems unprovoked

• Expressions of concern for

• Threatening others in person

peers • Statements to the effect that

or via the internet • Impulsive behavior, acting out • More withdrawn or more animated than usual • Distorted thinking • Tearfulness • Isolation, seeing student on campus frequently alone

the student by his or her

the student is “going away for a long time” • Giving away possessions • A hunch or gut-level feeling that something is wrong

How To Help Students In Distress  

Helping students in distress