b' A hunch or gut-level reaction that something is wrong SAFETY RISK INDICATORS Written or verbal statements that mention despair, suicide, or death Severe hopelessness, depression, isolation, and withdrawal Statements to the effect that the student is going away for a long time If a student is exhibiting any of these signs, s/he may pose an immediate danger to her/himself. In these cases, you should stay with the student and seek professional help immediately.THE SITUATION IS AN EMERGENCY IF: Physical or verbal aggression is directed at self, others, animals, or property The student is unresponsive to the external environment; he or she isincoherent or passed outdisconnected from reality/exhibiting psychosisdisplaying unmitigated disruptive behavior The situation feels threatening or dangerous to youRecognizing Students in Distress17'