Is someone you know...
A decline in work or academic performance?
Demonstrating disruptive or disturbing behavior?
Showing dramatic changes in appearance, behavior or weight?
Having problems at home, with classes or work?
Making disturbing comments in conversation, email, letters, social media postings or papers?
Sad, anxious, or experiencing dramatic mood shifts?
Appear/acknowledge feeling depressed
Abusing alcohol or drugs?
Isolating themselves socially?
Acting paranoid or suspicious?
Frequently angry or easily frustrated?
Struggling with health problems?
Talking about not being around?
Giving away prized possessions?
Experiencing a significant loss?
A history of violent behavior?
Access to a firearm?
Express self-destructive or homicidal ideation?
Express feelings of hopelessness?
Have a history of self-destructive behavior?
Articulate specific plans to harm self and/or others?
Engage in "bullying" others?
Have difficulty with impulse control?
Have experienced prior trauma/tragedy?
Have been/ are victims of abuse?
Become involved with gangs?
Have experienced a significant loss?
Have been tormented and/ or teased by others?
Preoccupation with fighting?
Evidence a low tolerance for frustration?
Evidence a preoccupation with games or television with violent themes?
Externalize blame for their difficulties?
Evidence a preoccupation with guns and other weapons?
Have harmed small animals?
Have engaged in fire setting?
Have brought a weapon to school or work?
Evidence frequent disciplinary problems?
These behaviors, especially when more than one are present, may be signs that a student, faculty member or staff member is in distress.
There are many resources available at OUHSC to help.
Your confidential report to HSC's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) can make a difference.
Contact BIT: (405) 271-9BIT(9248) | firstname.lastname@example.org | Online Reporting Form
If a person is an immediate threat to themselves or someone else or is incapable of caring for themselves, call (405) 271-4911.