CANCELLED: Working With Students In Distress: A Training Session for Graduate Students

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 3:55pm
110 Chittenden Hall

MSU Campus buildingThe Employee Assistance Program at MSU is offering this training program. Questions about the program should be directed to them.

The rise in students reporting issues of anxiety and depression, along with increased reporting of RVSM cases, has transformed the classroom of the past. While it used to be that college students’ most common emotional concerns had to do with homesickness or learning how to transition into adulthood, more and more students are coming to college with complex and challenging mental health issues. Those who teach, train, advise, supervise, interact, or mentor college students are finding that they are spending more time dealing with emotional and psychological issues that they are ill-equipped to deal with, often leaving these people feeling overwhelmed and stressed, wanting to help but unsure as to how to do just that.

The Employee Assistance Program at MSU is offering a training program that will prepare people to navigate this new student landscape, giving participants the tools and resources necessary to effectively interact with students in distress.

As members of a caring community, all of us play important roles in nurturing the development of our students. This training session will outline important information about mental health and will help you examine the role you play in providing a supportive academic environment, which includes assisting students who may be in distress.

This training session is specific to graduate student employees at MSU. Sessions for support staff and faculty/academic specialists will be offered in the near future.

Attendance available in-person and via Zoom. Registration is required. Additional information and registration can be found at: