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Grand Forks, ND

IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS

The National College Health Association Survey indicates that the primary health areas which impact student life are: Stress, sleep, cold/flu, concern for a friend, depression, relationship difficulties and internet use/games. The longitudinal study conducted at UND since 2000 finds similar results.

The following behaviors may indicate signs of student distress. If you see a student exhibiting these behaviors, we urge you to act.

  • Drop in quality of school performance or interest
  • Major change in eating or sleeping habits, personal hygiene.
  • Lack of interest in usual activity
  • Rage, uncontrolled anger, revenge-seeking
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking. Poor control over behavior.
  • Increased alcohol or drug use
  • Anxiety, agitation, inability to sleep or sleeping all the time
  • Dramatic mood changes or sudden increase in moodiness, withdrawal or isolation
  • A recent break-up with a boyfriend or girlfriend, or conflict with parents
  • Expressing no reason for living; no sense of purpose in life. Feelings of hopelessness, guilt or worthlessness.
  • Threatening or communicating thoughts of suicide, death, dying or the afterlife

 

Dean of Students
180 McCannel Hall
2891 2nd Avenue Stop 9040
Grand Forks, ND 58202

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