How to help someone in distress
A change in the behavior of a friend, roommate, classmate or student can make us question what exactly they might be going through.
Step Up & Speak Out provides you with helpful information to recognize the signs of someone that is disruptive, distressed or suicidal and how to respond.
IMMEDIATE DANGER - During Normal Business Hours:
- If you believe there is imminent danger of harm to the individual or someone else, contact police at 911.
- If you believe the student should be seen immediately, walk them to the Counseling & Wellness Services office located on the 4th floor at KSUCPM.
If the counselor is out of the office, see Lorie Evans, Student Affairs located in Enrollment Services 1st floor. 216.916.7489
- If you’re not certain how to approach someone about their seeking help, call Counseling & Wellness Services at KSUCPM 216.916.7524.
- Familiarize yourself with the services that KSUCPM provides on campus as well as through the community resources on the University’s website.