Parents: How to support your ASU student

For Parents & Families

ASU Counseling Services offers parents the opportunity to talk with a counselor about concerns you may have about your student. Parents can be very helpful in encouraging their student to seek help.

Some common situations among students in which parents contact us for consultation are:

  • A drop in grades
  • Repeated absences from class
  • Expressions of hopelessness or worthlessness
  • Discussion of suicidal ideation
  • More withdrawn or animated than usual
  • Deterioration in personal hygiene
  • Personality change
  • Excessive sleepiness or, conversely, a need for little sleep
  • A hunch or gut-level reaction that something is wrong
     

ASU Counseling Staff can be helpful by providing the following information:

  • How to know if your student is in distress
  • How to talk to your student who seems to be depressed, anxious, and/or suicidal
  • How to suggest your student get professional assistance
  • How to make an appointment for ASU Counseling Services
  • What ASU and off-campus resources are available to assist your student

To contact a counselor, call any of the ASU Counseling Service Locations.