Information for Faculty and Staff
Welcome Faculty and Staff!
Here are some general resources and information to help you with making referrals. We appreciate all the support you provide!
Coping with Stress:
What To Do If You Are Concerned About A Student
If you are moderately concerned about an NMT student or an NMT community member, we encourage you to submit a report to the NMT Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT team).
Reporting to BIT insures that a multi-disciplinary team will look into the matter and provide the most appropriate support to the student or NMT community member.
When a student is in imminent danger of hurting self or others, contact Campus Police immediately at 575-835-5555 or ext. 5555.
Mental Health Crisis During Regular Business Hours:
If the mental health crisis occurs during regular NMT business hours (Mon-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) call the Counseling Center at ext. 6619. State that you need crisis support and provide a description of the situation that has lead to your concern. The Counseling Center will advise you of the appropriate actions to take to most effectively help the student.
If you decide to intervene, here are some suggestions:
- Talk to the student privately to help minimize embarrassment and defensiveness.
- Listen carefully to the student, and respond to both the content and the emotions of the situation.
- Discuss your observations and perceptions of the situation directly and honestly with the student.
- Express your concern in a non-judgemental way. Respect the student's value system, even if you do not agree with it.
- Help the student identify options for action and explore the possible consequences.
- Be frank with the student about the limits on your ability to help him or her.
Common Warning Signs of Student Distress