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Help someone

Do you know someone who needs help? Let us provide you with resources specific to helping your friend or roommate, as well as resources for faculty wanting to help a student. Learn what well-being looks like and how to help others when you fear they are struggling.

On-campus resources

Student referral guide for staff/faculty

  • Use this helpful guide from Hokie Wellness to figure out when to refer a student, and what the best resource for that student might be.

Cook Counseling Center

  • Help your friend or student schedule a Cook Connect session to find the best plan of action for them.

Hokie Wellness

  • Attend a workshop or training to learn how to spot signs of mental distress and provide support, or suggest an event for your friend or student to attend.

Self-directed resources

Active listening

  • Learn the do’s and don’ts when it comes to active listening and increase your knowledge before trying to help someone.

How to listen

  • Learn the steps for listening, as well as strategies for listening and the different types of listening.