Make a report when someone you know shows any of these signs of distress.
- Academic assignments dominated by themes of extreme hopelessness or rage;
- Angry, hostile, physically violent or verbally abusive;
- Appearing disoriented, slurred speech, or inability to communicate;
- Behavior is out of context or out of touch with reality;
- Content of writings or presentations are disturbing;
- Disruptive behavior interferes with teaching & learning;
- Exhibits poor hygiene, fatigue or listlessness;
- Exhibits signs of drug, alcohol or other substance abuse;
- Expresses suicidal thoughts/feelings or personal problems;
- Increased demand for attention;
- Is having difficulty with personal/family issues;
- Office appointments focus on personal issues;
- Responses to events are disproportionate or overly emotional;
- Signs of depression, self-harm, cutting, anxiety;
- Signs of eating disorder or displays negative body image;
- Victim of, or witness to, violence, intimidation or threatening behavior;
- Written or verbal comments about harm to self or others; or
- Any other sign of distress which you believe someone else should know about.
These behaviors, especially when more than one are present, may be signs describing a student in distress.
There are many resources available to help Crowder College students.
Your report to the Crowder College Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) can make a difference.