SIGNS OF STUDENT DISTRESS

ACADEMIC
Decline in academic performance; poor concentration; low level of engagement; absences.

PHYSICAL
Fatigue; poor concentration; social withdrawal; frequent health issues; intoxication; noticeable cuts, burns or bruises.

EMOTIONAL
Increased anxiety or irritability; extreme reactions – more withdrawn or more animated expressions of hopelessness, worthlessness or suicide; themes of death or dying.

CONDUCT/DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
Academic dishonesty; inappropriate or disruptive behavior

CRIME VICTIM AND HATE/BIAS ISSUES
Call 541‐552‐6223 for a confidential appointment. Student may also call law enforcement.

RESPONSE OPTIONS

For emergency or immediate threat of harm to self or others call 911 for Ashland Police Department, Ashland Fire and Rescue, Campus Public Safety.

FOR ALL CONCERNS SUBMIT AN SOU CARES REPORT.

  • If you are concerned about a student, speak to the student to express your concerns and care; try to get the student to help. Consult as needed with colleagues or supervisor.
  • For urgent issues during business hours call the Office of Student Support and Intervention (SSI) 541‐552‐6223 or Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) 541‐552‐6137. After hours, call crisis numbers.
Remember ‐ Poor academic performance and other behaviors of concern may
indicate more serious issues.