Consider the following situation:
A female student hasn’t been attending classes for some weeks.
When she returns which of the following presentations suggests taking immediate action?
Select one option from the answers below, then submit.
Not quite right.out of correct.
Not quite right.Correct answers: out of Incorrect.
Score: out of
While students may present as upset or evasive about circumstances in their personal life, this alone does not indicate immediate action is necessary. Gentle probing can help you obtain more information, but avoid being intrusive. If a student shows more bizarre symptoms, strongly encouraging them to see a mental health professional is appropriate.
Many universities have Health Centres where GPs or mental health advisers will see students in crisis quickly and counselling services on campus often offer ‘drop in’ sessions. It is important to be aware of the student support services available in your institution.