When Concerns Arise: Supporting Students’ Mental Health the Importance of the Advisors Role to Maintain and Retain

Latham Ballroom F

Ever wondered about mental health red flags?  This workshop will give a general overview of common mental health concerns that college students may exhibit during academic counseling sessions or changes may be noticed by their professors and directed to their advisors.  Participants will explore the benefits of supporting and assisting students in seeking help or be in need of specialized services by understanding the assessment process and local referral contacts. Counselors will be provided with a “toolbox” to assist students in obtaining comprehensive mental health services. Participants will be engaged in a hands on, interactive session that will address the following objectives. A main focus will be how to share concerns in a respectful manner if red flags for mental health are present.

Graduate School