Most students adjust to the challenges of college life or graduate school on their own, or with support from family and friends. However, there may be occasions that indicate a need for professional help. Faculty and staff may be in a position to identify students who require additional assistance and refer them to appropriate resources. The information, below, is provided to help faculty and staff with their interactions with students.
Students may demonstrate behavior that indicates distress and a need for assistance. A combination of several factors more than a single circumstance is most likely to indicate a problem:
If a Tulane student finds it difficult to adjust, we provide a variety of resources designed to help meet his/her needs. Faculty and staff may be in a position to identify situations that indicate the need for professional help and refer students to these resources. The following resources are provided to help faculty and staff provide a safe and healthy learning and working environment for all students.
Student Resources & Support Services (SRSS), which includes the Offices of Student Conduct, Disability Services, and Violence Prevention, was created to give students in need of support a single place to go for assistance. SRSS uses an individualized approach to help students connect to the resources that they may need on campus and in the New Orleans community. SRSS is committed to helping all Tulane students successfully navigate problems that may arise so they can have a successful Tulane experience. SRSS offers services such as:
SRSS also know that many times students in need of support turn to peers, friends, faculty/staff members or parents for help. Student Resources & Support Services is also available to help those individuals appropriately support students who have turned to them.
Psychologists and other counselors are available at CAPS if students need to talk with someone. They can help with issues such as: depression, eating and body image, stress, grief, study/test-taking problems, academic major or career indecision, among other topics.
Stay tuned for more information about Mental Health resources in the New Orleans community.
If you are concerned about a student, there are many options available to you depending on the situation and your preference.
Student Health Center, New Orleans, LA | 504-865-5255 | firstname.lastname@example.org