Reasons to Report

Tell Someone

If you are concerned about safety or mental health – your own or someone else’s, please call (970) 491-1350 or complete the online referral form.

Reasons To Report

To Help Others

References to violence

  • Written or verbal references to violence, suicide or death, or drawings of that nature
  • Thoughts, plans, means and intent related to suicide, homicide, or hurting others or animals
  • Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, pills or other means
  • Making overt references to suicide or homicide

Changes in academic or work performance

These behaviors alone may not be cause for concern. However, if there is a known or suspected mental health concern in addition to the following behavior changes, it’s worth considering making a report.

  • Change in academic or job performance
  • Excessive absences or tardiness to class or work
  • Repeated requests for special consideration, especially when this represents a departure from previous behavior

Behavior changes

  • Unusual or changed pattern or interaction with others
  • Engaging in risky behavior, including behavior that causes injury to themselves such as cutting
  • Strange or bizarre behavior indicating loss of contact with reality
  • Hyperactive or rapid speech or mood
  • Excessive anxiety
  • Disruptive or threatening behavior
  • Exaggerated emotional response that is obviously inappropriate to the situation
  • Abusing drugs or alcohol

Mood changes

  • Expressing feelings of hopelessness, helplessness or severe psychological pain
  • Depressed mood or low energy
  • Inability to sleep and/or irritability
  • Problems with peers or family members
  • Isolation from family or friends

Personal appearance

  • Change in personal hygiene or dress
  • Swollen or red eyes
  • Dramatic weight loss or gain

To Protect Others

References to violence

  • Threats or acts of violence toward others, on or off campus or on social media
  • Threats or acts of violence toward animals (may be an indication of serious mental health issues)
  • Sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence