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Faculty & Staff: Assisting Students in Distress

Written guidelines
Includes general principles for recognizing signs of distress in students, talking with students about your concerns, and making appropriate referrals.
Interactive Training module: Student Mental Health
Supplements the written guidelines by providing actual practice in faculty-student dialogs and making mental health referrals.
Talking to Students About Your Concerns
A slide presentation that provides guidelines for talking with a student who comes to you with a concern or for whom you have a concern.
  1. General mental health concerns:
  2. Potential risk for harm to self or others:
  3. Immediate risk to self or others:
    • Call 911.
Campus Community Response Team
Provides supportive services to groups of students affected by traumatic events.
Recommended Mental Health Syllabus Statement
The purpose of this statement is to highlight the University of Minnesota’s commitment to student mental health and to connect students with appropriate campus resources. Download Mental Health Syllabus Statement (PDF)
Mental Health Goes to College - Faculty and Staff Presentation Slides
UMM Student Mental Health and Resources and The 4R's of Responding to Students in Distress​
Additional Resources