Stress is a normal part of life, and certainly an expected part of college life. Most students will have periods of stress and may even experience times of distress during their time at UNCG. Family, faculty, staff, and friends are often the ones who see a student struggling and want to help.
UNCG has an extensive support network for students regardless of the concern. There is support for everyone at UNCG and NO ONE has to struggle alone! Sometimes, we just have to reach out and ask for help—either for ourselves, or for someone we care about.
Faculty & Staff can find guidance for supporting student mental health here.
Sudden, extreme and prolonged changes in behavior, appearance and mood are often indicators that someone isn’t OK. If you are worried about a student and/or friend, the best thing to do is talk to them directly about your concerns. You can also call Counseling & Psychological Services (336-334-5874) to ask for a brief consultation with a counselor to discuss your concerns and how to best manage them. Some examples of behaviors and changes of concern include:
If your student is showing signs of being in distress or needing support, don’t be afraid to talk to them directly about your concerns. It can be most effective to find a private space and to share specifically what has concerned you (“I noticed that you have been missing classes lately. How are you feeling?”). How the conversation unfolds with your student/friend will depend on the relationship you have, but here are some recommendations about helpful ways to get started.
2nd Floor, Gove Student Health Services
107 Gray Drive, Greensboro, NC 27412