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Responding to Emotionally Distressed Students

In your role as a staff or faculty member at Loyola, you may come in contact with students who are emotionally troubled or distressed. A student might directly confide his or her concerns to you, or you might infer that he or she is in distress by observing the student's behavior.

Each member of the Loyola community has a responsibility to help students succeed. Often, a faculty or staff person is in a position to offer the first helping hand to a student. This response guide and referral list will help you to offer assistance to students in a potentially difficult or uncomfortable situation. Each of us has our own comfort level. Remember, do the best you can. The most important thing is that you do something.