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Understanding People in Distress

Understanding Distressed Students

For tips on how to respond to distressed students refer to the Distressed Students Guide, published by the counseling services from the University of California - Santa Barbara. The guide addresses how to deal with students who have problems ranging from aggression and potential violence to substance abuse, suicide and irrational behavior. Clicking on one of the problems listed, leads to a page of useful information, including dos and don’ts for each type of behavior.