Appointments can be made in person or by phone in Behavioral Health Counseling Services (BHCS) on either the San Marcos campus or centers located in Escondido, Rancho Bernardo and Fallbrook:
You may observe or come into regular contact with a student who is struggling with any of the following: anxiety, depression, stress, grief/loss, drug and alcohol problems, family and relationship issues. The link to Kognito for Faculty and Staff under Resources may be helpful in determining how best to talk to a student about your concerns and/or referring them to Behavioral Health Counseling Services.
General guidelines when a referral might be indicated include:
- Presenting problem beyond your scope of knowledge
- Consideration of safety for the student or others
- Knowledge of the student on any other basis than your professional role (relative, neighbor, etc.)
- Belief that contact between yourself and the student will be ineffective (e.g., scheduling/time challenges, personality differences, student reluctant to talk to you)
Please feel free to contact BHCS staff for additional help or information.