Supporting Students in Distress 

 Supporting Students in Distress is typically an hour-long training providing brief guidance in communication skills, identifying moments of distress, and effective resource referrals for students in need. This training can be customized to allow for deeper discussion within the scope of the faculty or staff that it serves. Currently this training is offered upon request.  

Supporting Students Through Challenges 

Supporting Students Through Challenges is a 6-part workshop series for faculty and staff. Supporting Students Through Challenges is designed as a more comprehensive training to develop supportive listening skills, learn more about common mental health challenges, positive and negative coping skills, creating and sustaining supportive environments for students, and how to identify and address student safety. This training is offered to individual cohorts (e.g., a department or unit) as well as in open cohorts where folks from across the institution can learn together.  

Non-Clinical Safety Assessment  

Non-Clinical Safety Assessment training is available for specialized staff with responsibilities for campus safety both during and after business hours. This training is offered by request and requires consultation before scheduling to understand the role(s) of attendees and the scope(s) of their work. 

Help Guides for Faculty and Staff 

Integrated Care is available to help develop custom Help Guides for roles,  departments, units, and campuses across Middlebury. Help Guides are a tool for faculty and staff working with students to inform resource utilization and responses when a student is in distress. Below is a general Help Guide for undergraduate students in Vermont. 

Need Help Now? 

TalkNow through TimelyCare provides 24/7 access to mental health support. You can speak with a counselor at any time from anywhere simply by opening TimelyCare, selecting TalkNow, and requesting an appointment 

In case of an emergency call 911 or the following emergency resources: 

  • Middlebury College Public Safety Emergency Line: 802-443-5911 

  • Porter Hospital Emergency Room: 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury Vt.