Faculty & Staff Resources
If you are a staff or faculty member at Shepherd, and you are concerned about a student’s mental health, please contact Counseling Services using this form or call the Health Center at at 304-876-5161.
According to one survey, approximately 80% of faculty have had one-on-one phone, video, or email conversations with students in the past 12 months regarding student mental health and wellness.
Academic signs of a student in distress
- Repeated class absences, tardiness, frequently missed appointments
- Repeated requests for unusual accommodations for papers, exams, or classwork
- Submission of papers that have themes of hopelessness, despair, paranoia, and/or anger
- Decline in academic performance
Please visit Counseling Services’ home page for information on the signs of distress in students and how to respond to a distressed student using ALGEE.
If you would like a member of Counseling Services to facilitate a presentation on a mental health related topic or the services we provide, please request a presentation.
Many universities integrate mental health statements into their syllabi. Here is a sampling of statements that can be added to yours to increase normalizing needs, awareness of resources, and reduce stigma for students.
For an easy-to-view, comprehensive resource guide for staff and faculty, please see below.