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A RESOURCE GUIDE Referring students to counseling

Introduction I N TODAYS SOCIETY, college students are faced with ever increasing stress in many areas of their lives. As Bentley University staff and faculty members, we witness firsthand the impa

HOW TO REFER It is not unusual to feel uncomfortable referring a student to counseling. You may be concerned that the student will be offended or you may have your own reservations about counseling. H

Common Problems and Ways to Help When discussing counseling with a student, there are different strategies you can employ depending on the specific issue he or she is facing. Below are some common pro

HOW TO DISCUSS EATING DISORDERS Select a time to talk with the student when you are not rushed and will not be interrupted. In a direct but nonpunitive manner, indicate to the student the specific o

DEPRESSION Depression is the most common mental health problem and can be a temporary reaction to loss, stress, or life challenges. Sometimes, it can be alleviated through the passage of time and natu

SUICIDE Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Suicidal thoughts often are associated with major depression, a combination of acute anxiety and depression, posttraumatic

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