Everyone experiences stress but when reactions are prolonged or severe, students may have trouble coping. Here are some signs of students in distress. The number and intensity of these signs can indicate the level of distress:
Indicators that reflect a more serious problem and require an immediate response:
In non-emergency situations, you might decide not to intervene if the problems seem minor or temporary. When choosing to speak to a student, the following guidelines may help:
Illinois State University students who display unhealthy and/or dangerous patterns of behavior can be reported to the Student Behavioral Intervention Team through the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Intervention Team seeks to identify Illinois State University students who display unhealthy or dangerous patterns of behavior and, when deemed necessary, recommend appropriate steps in response.