Helping a Friend

 

Helping a Friend

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Time and again, Notre Dame students express the significant, positive impact that friends and greater Notre Dame community has had on their overall experience. During critical and challenging times, you may be the person a student feels comfortable turning to for help. You may also be the first person to notice when something is not quite right or to sense that a student is struggling. Knowing how to approach and effectively engage a student in this situation is an important skill to develop. Please refer to Behaviors and Responses to better identify behaviors of concern, as well as suggested responses to those behaviors.

We recognize that people have different comfort levels when it comes to discussing sensitive topics with students or peers. We hope you will contact a Care and Wellness Consultant for assistance on how to address a situation or make a referral for services on campus. You also may use this referral form through our secure and private portal to share your concerns. 

For a list of additional campus resources, please visit our Campus Resources page.