Helping Students in Distress

Life at Boston University can be very stressful for students as they face the challenge of a highly competitive academic environment and begin to assume a variety of roles and responsibilities. Many students come to the University with struggles that challenge their ability to succeed in this environment.

Faculty, staff, and other students may witness early signs of distress as they are played out on campus, in classrooms, and within residence halls. Students may initially seek assistance from faculty, staff members, and other students – particularly when these people are perceived as available and willing to listen. In addition to the support we can provide to each other, there are also professional support services available to students on campus through the Dean of Students and Behavioral Medicine. Both staffs are available to consult with you about providing a student with the help that he or she may need.