If you are asking yourself, "Should I be concerned about this?" start by reading the section about signs of distress. People reveal their inner distress in different ways, and you may be picking up on subtle changes that concern you or seeing extreme behavior that is frightening -- or anything in between.
- Signs of distress -- what are you seeing, hearing, reading, or feeling?
- Considerations regarding suicide -- myths, facts, and information
The second step is to identify options: what can you do to help the student you are worried about? This section provides options, strategies, consultation resources, and additional information about specific areas of concern.