How to Help


Recognizing Students in Need of Care

Time and time again, Notre Dame students express the significant, positive impact the Notre Dame community has had on their overall experience, both in and out of the classroom. During critical and challenging times, you may be the person a student feels comfortable turning to for help. You may also be the first person to notice when something is not quite right or to sense that a student is struggling. Knowing how to approach and effectively engage a student in this situation is an important skill to develop.

We recognize that people have different comfort levels when it comes to discussing sensitive topics with students or peers. We hope you will feel free to call a Care and Wellness Consultant for assistance on how to address a situation, make a referral for services on campus, or refer someone you are concerned about.