Signs & Symptoms of Students in Distress
Our goal is to help you, the student, with personal, emotional and adjustment problems
so that you have a successful educational career at the University of Dallas. Adjustment
problems are a common and expected experience for most students, particularly in the
first year. Help is available on campus. Residents are encouraged to first contact
their Resident Assistant or Residence Coordinator for help. However, all undergraduates
are welcome to speak with university staff not only in the Student Health Services Clinic but also in the Office of Student Life and in Campus Ministry.
Do any of these 'SIGNS OF TROUBLE' apply to you?
If so, we encourage you to seek help.
- Infrequent class attendance, chronic lateness, consistently looking disheveled or
- Repeated requests for deadline extensions and/or serious grade problems
- Dependency (e.g., passivity and efforts to have others to take care of you).
- Fatigue, lack of energy, serious sleep disturbance.
- Abrupt changes in behavior or appearance.
- Bizarre/inappropriate behavior and/or garbled disjointed thoughts.
- New or increased alcohol/drug abuse.
- Increased irritability, irrational anger, crying for little reason.
- Unusual disruptive behavior (e.g., aggression toward other people, violent outbursts,
disruptions of class or work).
- Suicidal thoughts (e.g., referring to suicide as an option or indirect reference to
suicide or death).
- Uncertainty and anxiety about emotional stability, family situation &/or relationship