Faculty and staff members do not always know how to respond if a student mentions they are feeling depressed or anxious. Understandably, educators without significant mental health backgrounds may feel uncertain and uncomfortable interacting with students with depression; though all educators should remember that providing support and compassion does not necessitate training in therapy or counseling A faculty member or staff member can also ask the student if they would like information on connecting with the HU Counseling Center (HUCC). The Sharepoint site is a great resource. Additionally, the faculty member can reach out to a member of the
In some instances, the student might benefit to be referred to the CAREs Team. Referring the student to the CAREs Team ensures that the student will have wrap-around support.