Aerial view of Washington Square Park at sunset

Engaging with Students’ Mental Health in the Classroom

Faculty will frequently interact with students who raise issues of mental health and wellbeing in their classrooms. This program provides strategies for recognizing and responding to student mental health concerns, as well as for connecting students to the help and services that they need. Participants will learn how to ask the right clarifying questions, how to recognize warning signs, and how to persuade students to seek professional support, keeping in mind individual safety and comfort level. Professor John Moran (French) will share classroom strategies and pose questions to presenter Zoe Ragouzeos (Executive Director, Counseling and Wellness Services) about responding to students’ wellbeing needs.