Faculty Resources

The inability to cope effectively with emotional stress poses a serious threat to students’ ability to learn. Therefore, an instructor's expression of interest and concern may be critical factors in helping a struggling student re-establish the emotional equilibrium necessary for academic survival and success.

The following information will not only help you assess what sometimes can be difficult situations, but will give you specific ideas about what to do when confronted with a student who is in distress.

Recognizing and Dealing with Students in Emotional Distress

Helpful Hints for Dealing with Distressed Students

Referring a Person to Counseling

Distressed Student Flowchart

Dr. Jane Fink

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Coordinator of Counseling
and Accessibility Services



Helping Distressed Students

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Phone: 330-683-2010
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