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What are signs that a student might need help?

  • A marked decline in academic performance

  • Dramatic changes in behavior

  • Marked weight gain or loss

  • Garbled speech or confused thinking

  • Sleeping in class

  • Poor personal hygiene

  • Repeated "hangover" or other signs of drug use

  • Confusion, sadness, anxiety, notable irritability, depression, poor concentration

  • Over-dependence on you

  • Bizarre behavior

  • Disproportionate or erratic emotional reactions

  • Overt references to suicide or harming others

  • Is the focus of other students' complaints or concerns

  • Repeatedly requests deadline extensions or begins missing classes/meetings

  • Alludes to harassment or assault

  • Repeatedly violates community norms of behavior

  • Disrupts class/meetings