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Faculty/Staff Guide for Assisting Students

Mental Health Resources

Race, Sport, & Restorative Justice: Implications for Higher Education - Center for Race and Ethnicity in Sports, University of Michigan

Engaging Faculty in Prevention Early Intervention and Resilience initiative that Promote Student Well-being and Academic Success - American College Health Association, Presenter: David Reetz, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology 

Video Toolkit to Support Students of Color - The Steve Fund & the National Center for Institutional Diversity

Managing Stress During Distance Learning & How Faculty Can Support Their Students - The JED Foundation 

Creating a Culture of Caring - Faculty Resource - Active Minds 

Examples of Concerning Behavior

  • Tardiness or excessive absences
  • Repetitive excuses
  • Recurrence of addressed concerns
  • Classroom disruption
  • Disclosure of sexual assault or harassment
  • Sudden or extreme changes in behavior
  • Threatening behavior
  • Disclosure of suicidal thoughts

Response Guidelines 

  • Talk to the student in private
  • Communicate care for the student's well being
  • Encourage student to seek support on campus or in the community
    • If this is a mental health concern, please contact Counseling Services directly at or by calling 218-723-6085

Consultation and Training

Consultation is available with a Mental Health Therapist regarding:

  • A specific student
  • Crisis intervention
  • Information and data regarding health and mental health issues
  • Identifying resources in the community

In-service training is available for:

  • Eating disorders, depression, suicide awareness, and other areas
  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention training
  • Mental Health First Aid training

Contact Sarah Wells at (218) 723-6085 or email