If this is an immediate life threatening emergency Call 911
As a rule of thumb, it is best to refer a student to the University Counseling Center if your concern is beyond your level of training and experience. In some situations, you will have to make a judgment call; in others a referral is imperative.
A student should always be referred to the Counseling Center if he or she is...
- Severely Depressed
- Abusing Substances (drugs, alcohol)
- Practicing Self-Injurous Behaviors (cutting, burning, etc.)
- Experiencing Physical or Emotional Trauma
- Sexually Assaulted
- Experiencing an Eating Disorder
- Having a Panic Attack
Suddenly or dramatically changing his or her behavior
(includes appetite, sleep, and mood)
- Unable to care for themself
Severely distorted thoughts
(i.e., hearing or seeing things that aren't there; severe paranoid thinking, etc.)
In these and other instances, referral to the Counseling Center may be advised. Consult with us if you are not sure!
- Career and Academic Concerns
- Relationship Difficulties
- Grief and Loss
- Personal Growth Issues
If you are in doubt, feel free to contact the University Counseling Center for a consultation or
call 911 in an emergency.