Faculty, staff, and student leaders are on the "front lines" working with students on a daily basis. It is these vital members of the IUPUI community that see the personal stresses and struggles that many of our students face. In fact, it is through faculty and staff that most students find their way to IUPUI CAPS.
Faculty, staff, and student leaders are often the "first responders" to students in distress. In an effort to help you be more prepared to help others, we offer the following resources:
- Cornell University Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress: – A Faculty Handbook A detailed PDF described as "a desk reference for faculty to use as they mentor and advise students...intended to promote the identification and prompt referral of students who are experiencing mental distress.
- Helping Students in Distress: Responses and Resources for the IUPUI Community – A PDF resource outlining behavioral and emotional signs of risk and distress and appropriate interventions. Campus and community resources are also listed.
- IUPUI CAPS and Helping Students in Distress – A PowerPoint presentation including an overview of CAPS' services and highlighting behavioral/emotional signs of risk and distress and appropriate interventions.
- What a Difference a Friend Makes — Every person is affected by mental health issues, either directly or through a friend or family member. One of the most important factors in recovery is the understanding and acceptance of friends. Friends can make a difference by offering reassurance, companionship, and emotional strength. This site provides tools and information for individuals experiencing mental health problems, and for their friends.
- Connect2Help — A web and phone services that facilitates connections between people who need human services and those who provide them. Services include, but are not limited to: Education, Recreation, Employment and Income Support, Family Support and Parenting, Food, Clothing and Household Items, Health Care, Housing and Utilities, Legal Services and Financial Management, Mental Health and Counseling, Municipal and Community Services, Substance Abuse and Other Addictions, an d Support Groups. Call 2-1-1 anytime.