Students in college and graduate school often are under a great deal of stress. Sometimes things become so overwhelming that a student can’t function the way that they usually can. Often, it is those closest to the student – friends, family members, significant others, and faculty or staff members – who are close enough to see the first signs of a problem. You may not be able to solve the problems or be a counselor, but you can be in a good position to support the student in getting the help they may need. We hope that this information will help you consider your options in referring a student for assistance.