Worried about a student?

 
Student Counseling and Wellness Center | Learning Commons | MidAmerica Nazarene University

If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a student, call MNU Campus Safety at 913.971.299 and DO NOT LEAVE THEM ALONE.

MNU Campus Police will ensure they are safe and will help facilitate an appropriate transfer for evaluation, with the assistance of their resident educator (RE) if possible.

For concerns that are not immediate but troublesome, please call Elizabeth Diddle, Director, at 913.971.3251 or 913.544.7520 or email: eadiddle2@mnu.edu.

WARNING SIGNS

  • Changes in sleep/not sleeping
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Poor concentration or motivation
  • Loss of energy
  • Lack of interest
  • Low self-esteem
  • Severe mood swings
  • Hopelessness, guilt or suicidal thinking
  • Intense worries or fears that interfere with daily functioning
  • Change in patterns of functioning- missing classes, assignments, social engagements
  • Drastic or bizarre changes in behavior, personality, or routine
  • Isolating oneself
  • Repeated use of drugs or alcohol
  • Unexplained bruises, cuts or burns

HOW TO APPROACH A STUDENT OF CONCERN

  • Always approach a student when you can be alone with them, for their protection and privacy.
  • Express your concern with kindness and asked open-ended questions.
  • Offer to assist them for help.
  • Encourage them to connect with someone trustworthy in their lives (family, RE, coach, faculty, staff, etc)
  • Share that the MNU Counseling and Wellness Center can provide one-time appointments to evaluate whether counseling would be helpful.

In most cases, if you have concerns it would be appropriate to share that information with someone on the Student Development Staff.

Contact the Counseling & Wellness Center

Address
Attn: Counseling & Wellness Center
MidAmerica Nazarene University
14201 S. Murlen, Suite 202
Olathe, KS 66062

Phone: 913.971.3251
Email: wellness@mnu.edu

Hours
Counseling hours are flexible. Please contact us to coordinate the best time.
The Counseling & Wellness Center is closed during holidays and when school is not in session.

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