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?
- Appear withdrawn?
- 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.