Recognize

BSIT

 

Marked Changes in Academic Performance or Behavior

  • Excessive absences or tardiness
  • Repeated requests for special consideration, especially when this represents a change from previous functioning
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Significant decrease in academic performance
  • Unusual or changed pattern of behavior
  • Avoiding participation or sudden withdrawal from others
  • Dominating discussions
  • Excessively anxious when called upon
  • Disruptive, verbally aggressive or physically aggressive behavior
  • Exaggerated emotional responses
  • Easily agitated

References to Suicide, Homicide, or Death

  • Talk of helplessness, hopelessness, or despair
  • References to suicidal thoughts and feelings, verbally or in written assignments
  • Jokes publicly about killing him/herself
  • Suddenly withdrawing from organizations or clubs
  • Giving away possessions
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Preoccupation with violent acts
  • Homicidal threats

Unusual Behavior or Appearance

  • Marked change in mood, motor activity, speech
  • Dramatic weight loss or gain
  • Hyperactivity or very rapid speech
  • Sleeping in class
  • Swollen, red eyes or bloodshot eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Strange or bizarre behavior indicating loss of contact with reality
  • Change in personal hygiene or dress
  • Speech that is disjointed, tangential, fragmented or not based in reality 
  • Appears sad or exhausted