Center for Health & Wellness

Warning Signs & Applicable Resources

If you know a student who is exhibiting an abnormal or concerning behavior, search the list below to find on-campus resources to help.

Absenteeism

Signs: repeatedly missing class, internship or job, or failing to meet course or work obligations.

Consultation or Referral: Academic Advising, Counseling and Psychological Services, Dean of Students

Abusing Substances

Signs: coming to class high and/or smelling of alcohol or marijuana, excessive absences, marked change in physical appearance, inappropriate behavior, or neglecting work.

Consultation or Referral: Center for Health and Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services, Dean of Students

Aggressive or Potentially Violent

Signs: paranoia, distrust, hostility, fascination with weapons, evidence of violence in communication or writing, direct or indirect threats.

Consultation or Referral:

Anxious (excessively)

Signs: panicky, avoidance, excessive worry, sleeping or eating problems, excessively stressed, irritable or impulsive.

Consultation and Referral: Counseling and Psychological Services, Dean of Students

Assault or Abuse Victim

Signs: self-report, observable bruises or other injuries.

Consultation or Referral: Center for Health and Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services

Delusional

Signs: fractured thinking or writing, inability to focus or concentrate, or false sense of reality.

Consultation and Referral: Counseling and Psychological Services, Dean of Students

Depressed or Suicidal

Signs: self-report, deep sense of sadness, excessive fatigue, social withdrawal, difficulty with concentration and decision making, feelings of helplessness, hopelessness or worthlessness, excessively irritable or impulsive, poor hygiene.

Consultation and Referral:

Disruptive

Signs: interfering with classroom instruction or administrative functions, or difficulty with accepting structure and limits.

Consultation and Referral:

Eating Disorder

Signs: witness or self-report of excessive exercise, not eating or vomiting, very fatigued, very pale, excessive change in body weight, or wearing excessively loose clothing.

Consultation or Referral:

Self-Injurious Behavior

Signs: self-report, scars or burns on body.

Consultation or Referral:

Campus Resources Phone Numbers

Campus Police (Emergency Line) 617-824-8888
Academic Advising 617-824-7876
Center for Health and Wellness 617-824-8666
Disability Services 617-824-8415
Counseling and Psychological Services 617-824-8595
Dean of Students 617-824-8640
Graduate Studies 617-824-8612