Mental Health

Attend to the individual; remain calm; speak in a soft voice; maintain eye contact and do not threaten in any way

  • Send someone, if possible, to summon assistance
  • Isolate the person from contact with other students and staff, if possible
  • Encourage the person to talk about his/ her experience/feelings
  • Make no effort to physically restrain the person unless to protect yourself.
  • If intervention is necessary, act slowly and calmly
  • Protect the individuals privacy
  • Do not leave the individual alone
  • Triage affected students
  • Communicate with them individually to reassure them and dispel rumors
  • Transition for the person before he/she returns to campus
  • Debrief staff
  • Notify appropriate person(s) i.e. supervisor, counselor, instructor, Human Resources, etc.