Benefitting From Mental Health?

Could Your Student Benefit from Mental Health Services?

Students come to TCS for a variety of reasons, including help coping with the demands and stresses of being a student, learning effective relationship skills, managing symptoms of anxiety and depression and various other conditions, and learning more about themselves. Below, we outline in more detail instances when TCS services may be recommended for your student. Additionally, we are happy to consult with you about whether our services could be appropriate for your student and to help you take the most appropriate steps.

Academic Concerns:

  • Difficulty concentrating on assignments and/or in class
  • Fear of failure
  • Decline in academic performance
  • Excessive missed assignments
  • Excessive absences from classes, exams, and/or other activities
  • Confusion or uncertainty about interests, abilities, values, goals, major, career

Sleep Concerns:

  • Insomnia
  • Excessive sleeping
  • Listlessness, lack of energy, frequent complaints about fatigue

Eating Concerns:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive eating
  • Restriction and/or purge behaviors
  • Preoccupation and/or rigidity with food and/or body image
  • Dramatic weight loss or gain

Substance Concerns:

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Other risky choices with alcohol and/or other drugs

Identity Concerns:

  • Grappling with identities and/or reactions to them from others

Relationship Concerns:

  • Homesickness
  • Problems in relationships with family members and/or peers
  • Painful losses
  • Prejudice/Discrimination
  • Loneliness
  • Extreme isolation
  • Dependence on one relationship at the expense/neglect of previously important other relationships
  • Extreme dependence on family (for example, extremely long/distressing phone calls or visits home)
  • Aggressive or threatening behavior
  • Abuse, assault, other types of violence

Emotional Concerns:

  • Excessive panic and/or fear
  • Statements of pessimism, helplessness, hopelessness, purposelessness, despair
  • Prolonged distractibility, apathy, sadness
  • Excessive crying
  • Grief
  • Unusual agitation
  • Extreme mood changes and/or inappropriate displays of emotion
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Extreme mood elevation

Functioning Concerns:

  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Impaired speech and/or disjointed/confused thoughts
  • Bizarre behavior and/or speech indicating loss of contact with reality

Safety Concerns:

  • Self-injury
  • Direct and/or indirect references to harming self or others