A message to all faculty and staff from ASU Counseling Services
We recognize that the end of the semester is a time that some students may be particularly susceptible to stress and anxiety related to academic and financial pressures.
While most students face life stressors with no significant problems, a small but significant portion of students may experience more serious mental or behavioral health issues as a result of stress. For these students, stress may be more likely to interfere with personal and academic goals. For some, stress may even result in thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
As someone who interacts with students on a regular basis, you are in a pivotal position to identify inconsistent behavior that may be of concern. Learn more about how your expression of concern and empathy can be helpful to a student in distress.