Students in Distress

College students seek help from a variety of resources however; Taub and Thompson (2013) reported that 80% of students talked to their family members about their problems.  Parents and family members play an integral part in the detection of depression in their students.  There are various signs that one can look for if they suspect their student may be struggling with depression which may include: feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, irritability, lack of energy, loss of interest in activities or feelings of isolation.  TCU Health and Wellness professionals consider parents and family members to be our partners in working with your student’s health and safety.  Students may not know where to go for help- thus, it is important for you to communicate with your student about the resources on campus that are available to them and encourage them to seek help.  Please review the following brochure on warning signs for distress and the resources that are available to assist your student.