We provide assistance to faculty and staff to support your efforts in helping distressed students. To consult with a CAPS psychologist, call 518-442-5800 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to respond to your questions or concerns within 24 hours on weekdays.
Guest Lectures & Seminars
We also present in-class lectures and seminars regarding topics that complement academic learning with a focus on mental and behavioral health issues. Click here for examples of educational presentations.
Signs of Student Distress
Problems in academic performance
Change in typical habits or behavior
Problems and/or loss in personal relationships
References to harming oneself or others
Making a Referral: Speaking to a Student about Seeking Help
Express concern for the student’s wellbeing.
Be specific regarding the behavior that concerns you.
Ask the student to consider a visit or consultation with Counseling and Psychological Services.
If the student agrees to the referral, offer to call CAPS on their behalf (518-442-5800). Whereas some students prefer to make their own contact, a distressed student may appreciate your assistance.
Signs of an Emergency Situation
Recent suicide attempt or stated intention
Behavior posing a threat to the individual or to others