The Counseling Center offers consultation services to support and advise you when
you are dealing with students in distress.
During working hours you can contact us at 410-704-2512, and you can reach us in a crisis. We can also consult with you more generally about mental health issues and collaborate
with you in our mutual efforts to improve the campus community environment.
Assisting Students in Distress
A faculty or staff member is often the first person to recognize when a student is
in distress. Here are some tips on how to reach out to that person:
You are not expected to provide personal counseling to students
Encourage the students to use campus resources
Facilitate a referral to the Counseling Center, Health Center, and Disability Support
The Counseling Center has produced two short videos (video 1) (video 2) for ideas about how you might bring up concerns of unhealthy behavior or to see
examples of how to guide a student toward the Counseling Center.
These publications are to help you in assisting students with a variety of problems.
Kognito At-Risk Training for College and University Faculty: A series of engaging, interactive, online simulations in which faculty may practice
responding to realistically presented student situations. This powerful interactive
tool can help you identify which of your students might be at risk and how to connect
those students with professional help without stepping outside of your faculty role.