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Recognizing Students in Distress
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students in maintaining their mental health and maximizing
their intellectual growth, it is important to identify difficulties
as early as possible. 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.
When in doubt, consult with your college’s academic
advising, counseling or student services professionals.
Faculty members may have concerns about reporting
information about students to others. Please see FERPA
guidelines later in this section.
ACADEMIC INDICATORS
Repeated absences from class, section, or lab
Missed assignments, exams, or appointments
Deterioration in quality or quantity of work
Extreme disorganization or erratic performance
Written or artistic expression of unusual violence,
morbidity, social isolation, despair, or confusion; essays or
papers that focus on suicide or death
Continual seeking of special provisions (extensions on
papers, make-up exams)
Patterns of perfectionism: e.g., can’t accept themselves if
they don’t get an A+
Overblown or disproportionate response to grades or
other evaluations