We offer consultation services to support and advise you when you are dealing with students in distress. During working hours you can contact us at 410-704-2512, and you can reach us in a crisis. We can also consult with you more generally about mental health issues and collaborate with you in our mutual efforts to improve the campus community environment.
Assisting Students in Distress
A faculty or staff member is often the first person to recognize when a student is in distress and to reach out to that person. Faculty and staff are not expected to provide personal counseling to students. Rather, faculty and staff play an important role in encouraging students to use campus resources, including facilitating a referral to the Counseling Center, Health Center, and Disability Support Services.
Please click here and here for ideas about how you might bring up concerns of unhealthy behavior or to see examples of how to guide a student toward the Counseling Center.
The following resources for faculty and staff are taken from our Helping Students in Distress Resource Guide, and the Towson University Eating Disorder Intervention Guidelines. These publications are to help you in assisting students with a variety of problems.
If you are seeking mental health assistance for yourself, we can assist you in evaluating your concerns and assist you in finding appropriate sources of help to resolve them. If your concerns aren't resolved in the initial session with us, we can assist you in finding appropriate outside sources of help. With your permission we will remain in communication with you in order to ensure a successful outcome and to make the referral process as positive and easy as possible.