Asking them where they want to talk is the first step. From there, its best to ask open-ended questions so your student is encouraged to expand on their thoughts. Talk about the good and the bad. Encourage your student to talk about their social life, classes, relationships, or living in the dorms. But also ask the tougher questions about their emotions and what they may be struggling with.
You may not have all the answers for your student at that moment. But actively listening to them and supporting them is usually what they need after completing a long and stressful semester.
The Counseling Center
The UW-Stout Counseling Center provides many different resources for students including individual, group, and couples counseling, same-day crisis appointment, Zen Zone for relaxation, self-help tips, WellTrack app, and more.
- There are no additional costs for your student to come to the Counseling Center to talk to a counselor for professional help.
- We are located on the 4th floor of Bowman Hall.
- Your student can contact the Counseling Center at 715-232-2468.
As always, if your student is in imminent danger to themselves or someone else, call 911 or 24-hour mental health crisis line at 1-888-552-6642.