Identifying the Distressed Student
The college years can be very stressful for many of our students. In the contemporary climate of competition and pressure, some students adequately cope with these stresses, but others find that stress becomes unmanageable and interferes with learning. Managing the stresses of college life can be especially difficult for those students who enter college with pre-existing difficulties. In some cases, distressed students may even disrupt the learning of others.
Below are warning signs for identifying students in distress:
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Many students in difficulty initially seek assistance from their instructors, but some of the distinctions educators are called upon to make are not easy. For example, distinguishing between laziness/willful procrastination and depression is difficult. Deliberate self injury by cutting or burning, may or may not be suicidal in intent. Feel free to contact Dr. Philip Lawlis, Director of the Engle Center, to discuss any concerns or questions you might have have regarding your students.