In order for learning to take place in our classrooms and for goals to be accomplished, we need to acknowledge the fact that many of our students face personal and health issues that obstruct their learning. Emotional distress is not a weakness, hiding it is.
The information provided here offers concrete suggestions for helping emotionally distressed students connect with available college and community resources. When you experience student behavior that causes you concern for their well-being, I encourage you to use the suggestions on this website and refer the student to Mental Health Services at Student Health Services for more support.
Services available for students include individual therapy sessions, classroom presentations, and faculty consultations. Information about appointments and classroom visits can be obtained by calling 562-938-3987 or by visiting the Student Health Mental Health Services in person.