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(Please refer to the Faculty Guide for Students in Distress if you have not done so already)
College students often experience high levels of stress. Most students successfully cope with university life; however, some become overwhelmed. When psychological difficulties go untreated, the results can be serious and include academic failure and even withdrawal from the University.
Most psychological problems - even the more serious disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress - have high rates of recovery if appropriate help is received in time. Unfortunately, many students do not get the help they need for any number of reasons, including lack of knowledge about the early signs of psychological difficulties, denial, and lack of information about campus resources that can provide help. While the counseling services provided through the Student Wellness Center can be a tremendous help to students, CCSU faculty and staff play a key role in helping to promote student mental health on campus, supporting prevention initiatives, and early identification of students who may be struggling emotionally.
The role of faculty, staff and others who provide services to students regarding student mental health:
CCSU faculty and staff and others who provide services to students play a critical role in supporting students who struggle with mental health needs. They are the eyes and ears of the University community and have the opportunity to help the counseling center intervene early when a student is struggling. The counseling center utilizes a public health approach to addressing the mental health needs of CCSU students. This approach focuses on promotion, prevention and early intervention.
Faculty and staff are critical in promoting mental health on campus:
Faculty and staff are critical in supporting the Student Wellness Center’s prevention initiatives on campus:
Faculty and staff are critical in helping us intervene with students early through early identification:
Do not hesitate to dial 911 or the CCSU Police Department (x22375) in the case of emergency!