Dealing with Distressed Students

Any member of the UDC community may come into contact with a distressed student. Being aware of distress signals, methods of intervention, and sources of help for the student can help you to effectively address such situations.  Here are some tips to prepare you to be a more effective helper.

Counseling and Wellness Center

Locations

Van Ness Campus
Building 39, Suite 120
phone202.274.6000
202.274.5016

801 N. Capitol
Room 219
phone202.274.6173

Emergencies

If you are currently experiencing a mental health emergency or are concerned about your own safety or the safety of someone else, please do not delay. Call 911 for immediate help.

Confidentiality

Every student's sense of privacy is important to us. For adult students (over 18), we do not release personal information without written consent, except in emergency situations where information is needed to protect health and safety.