As a member of the SCC learning community, you may be the first to notice the signs and symptoms of a student’s distressed behavior. If you notice these signs, a direct conversation with the student will allow you to gather a little more information, express your concern and offer resources and referral information.
Often, there are indicators that a student is experiencing distress long before a situation escalates to a crisis. To assist our students in maintaining their well-being and maximizing their intellectual growth, it is important to identify difficulties as early as possible and connect the student with the needed resources and services. The presence of one of the following indicators alone does not necessarily mean that the student is experiencing severe distress. However, the more indicators you notice, the more likely it is that the student needs help.
If a person is an immediate threat themselves or someone else or is incapable of caring for themselves, CALL 911.