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Staff & Faculty Resources



Resources (websites and recommended reading)

Suicide Prevention

Finding a Therapist

How to Make Referrals

Available Mental Health Related Trainings for Faculty & Staff

On Campus

  • Question Persuade Refer (QPR) -- suicide prevention training
    • Trainings by request. Contact Krystal Jacob at CAPS to arrange.
  • CAPS can arrange trainings on a variety of topics (such as an introduction to mental health issues, suicide prevention, interacting with distressed (or distressing) students, positive psychology/happiness, mindfulness, stress management, etc.). If interested in training on a particular topic, please contact CAPS to discuss your request. The more notice you give us (2+weeks), the more likely we will be to honor your request.
  • Also check out the CAPS Skill Shops (available to students, faculty and staff)
    • Dare to Self-Care
    • Impact of Body Image
    • 5-minute Anxiety Busters
    • Finding Focus: Managing ADHD
    • The Happy Map
    • Learn to Improve Your Social Skills and Boost Confidence
    • Mind Over Mood


  • There are several off-campus suicide prevention trainings (QPR, ASIST, and Mental Health First AID). Check here for information

General Faculty/Staff Resources

Dealing with Disruptive Students

As a member of the Humboldt State University campus community, you are constantly interacting with students. At times, you will have contact with students whose problems or behaviors will cause you concern, discomfort, or may interfere in the education of other students. The difficulty is that most often, these types of people or situations do not go away.

The following brochure offers advice and help when dealing with disruptive students.

Dean of Students Office

If you have concern for a student or wish to report misconduct, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is happy to take your report and will respond appropriately. Reports can be made here.


The website Mental Health Advocacy and Promotion (MHAP) has a Link to Faculty/Staff/Parent Resources -- find information on assisting distressed students, making counseling referrals, crisis numbers, etc.


This is resource for HSU staff and faculty to help identify and refer students at risk. It was developed by the Chancellor's office. It exists on all HSU office computers, but you may also download it as an "app" for your cell phone on iOS and android platforms.

Tips for Managing Emotionally-Laden Classroom Discussions

Sometimes troubling events from outside the classroom have a way of intruding on classroom discussions.  After all, students often look to faculty for guidance in understanding the world around them, and course topics often focus or touch on troubling world events. This information from Hobart and William Smith Colleges is very helpful (click link above). 

Recommended Reading:

Suicide Prevention

Helping a Student that Might Be Suicidal

Finding a Therapist

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at HSU:

    The EAP provides confidential services for Humboldt State employees and their family members, including individual counseling, referral services, and substance abuse counseling. EAP Services are confidential. For more information regarding EAP or to make an appointment, please contact:

    Elizabeth Seal
    Humboldt Family Service Center
    Offices located in Eureka and Arcata

  • The North Coast Association of Mental Health Professionals has a directory of therapists in the local Humboldt area. You can filter by insurance, location, type of issue to be addressed, etc.
  • Humboldt Family Service Center is another good option for personal, off-campus counseling. The can be reached at 707-443-7358 and are located in Eureka.
  • You can also read the newest psychology research developments or "find a therapist" through Psychology Today.

How to Make Referrals

When you are concerned about a student and think that it might be helpful for him/her to meet with a therapist at CAPS, it is beneficial to provide that student with an empathic, clear, and concise communication about why you think counseling would be helpful . . . Read More

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