Mental Health Concerns: How and When Should I Help?

A Guide for Faculty, Staff, Students, Friends, and Family Members 

Should I be concerned about my friend? My child? A student in my class?

What are the signs I should look for?

Should I tell them that I'm concerned?

And where do I send them to get the help they need?

At Stevens Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), we often receive questions like these from concerned family members, faculty, staff, students, and friends. Typically, someone has noticed a change in someone they care about, and they want to know what they can do to help. This webpage is designed to aid in the recognition of the warning signs of a student in distress and to provide resources to get the student the help they need.