Helping Students In Distress
Faculty and staff are in good positions to recognize students who are in distress and can support their efforts to cope. It is not uncommon for faculty and staff to recognize students’ needs and offer valuable assistance even when students have not initiated the contact.
The information here is designed to assist Ball State faculty and staff in the early identification
of distressed students. This Web site contains helpful and practical tips about how to better assist students
when they need emotional help as well as suggestions for making appropriate referrals
In the event that an individual has threatened harm to self or others, or has become violent or uncontrollable, contact the University Police Department immediately by calling 911 from an on-campus telephone or 765-285-1111 from a non-campus telephone. The police will determine if the circumstances warrant the immediate or emergency detention of the individual at Ball Memorial Hospital.
Contact the Counseling Center
for more information.