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Care for Others

The college experience cause a great deal of stress for students as they transition to the demands of college life and adjust to unique changes in relationships and self-actualization. For some, the stress may become unmanageable and overwhelming. This page provides basic guidelines for parents/family, faculty, staff, and ecclesiastic leaders to recognize and respond to students who are in distress.

By June 25, 2019 04:39 PM
Faculty and staff interact daily with students and may be the first to encounter a student who is in distress. It is important to encourage students to seek appropriate assistance from various campus and community resources.

If you are concerned about a student and would like to consult with a counselor please call (808) 675-3518. If you would prefer to talk to a counselor in person, you are welcome to walk in for immediate assistance. Counseling Services is open Monday thru Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.

If there is an imminent danger to self/others or immediate attention is needed, call the BYUH Department of Public Safety at (808) 675-3911 or 911 immediately.

For concerns regarding harm to self or others, you may also submit a report to the BYUH Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). This reporting system is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service! Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property.

Report a Concern
Ecclesiastical Leaders
Ecclesiastical leaders are called to care for the temporal and spiritual well-being of the members in their stewardship and in working with these individuals may be the first to encounter those in distress. Counseling Services is available to support the mental health needs of those in your congregation.

Counselors are available for consultation with ecclesiastical leaders and provide free counseling to full-time BYUH students and their dependents. If you are concerned about a student and would like to consult with a counselor please call (808) 675-3518. Counseling Services is open Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5 pm. Counselors are required by law to adhere to strict confidentiality laws and may not disclose information regarding treatment without written consent.

In some cases, along with spiritual intervention, individuals with mental health concerns may benefit from mental health services. Licensed clinical professionals are available to provide mental health assessment, individual counseling, couples and family counseling, and crisis response. Please refer to the table for signs that mental health care is needed.

If there is an imminent danger to self/others or immediate attention is needed, call the BYUH Department of Public Safety at (808) 675-3911 or 911 immediately.
Parents
Adjusting to college life causes a great deal of stress and may be overwhelming for some. The support and connection with parents can help your student cope and manage stressors.

Helpful Tips


Validate and recognize your student’s thoughts, feelings, and experience.

Be strength’s based by recognizing small gains and things that are going well.

Be honest and direct when sharing your concerns.

Avoid judgmental and criticizing statements.

Express your love, care, and appreciation. This can be verbally or through an act of kindness (spend time together, send a letter, etc.).

At times, students may need more support and may benefit from connecting with a counselor or other campus resources. Trained counselors are available for consultation with parents and provide free counseling to full-time BYUH students and their dependents. If you are concerned about a student and would like to consult with a counselor please call (808) 675-3518. Counseling Services is open Monday thru Friday from 8 am - 5 pm. Counselors are required by law to adhere to strict confidentiality laws and may not disclose information regarding treatment without written consent.

Make an appointment at the Counseling Center.


If there is an imminent danger to self/others or immediate attention is needed, call the BYUH Department of Public Safety at (808) 675-3911 or 911 immediately.

For information about suicide prevention, please read more on the Suicide Prevention and Awareness page.