For Students

How to Help a Friend in Distress

  • Are you worried about a Brown student?
  • Do you need consultation about a difficult and urgent situation?
  • Not sure what to do, where to turn, or who can help?

Check out the crisis resource websites -- one written specifically to assist students in helping their friends, and parallel websites for Brown faculty and for staff concerned about a student.

Use your resources!

While Brown often points to the independence of students as a hallmark of the University's educational philosophy, that does not mean we expect you to go it alone!  Whether you need information, guidance, or support, remember that asking for help is a sign of strength and maturity.

There are significant resources to support and advise students on all kinds of topics and issues.  If you can't decide who you are "supposed to" go to, just start somewhere -- if the first person or office you ask is not "the right place," we are all happy to help you find your way.