What did you notice?
Here's a list of some that we noticed:
Problems in Academic Performance of Behavior
Unusual Behavior or Appearance
References to Emotional or Stressful Life Events
References to Suicide, Homicide or Death
As you can see, this student's situation was obviously distressing and she was upfront about sharing the details. Often this is the case. If a student does not volunteer details, you may need to comment on the behaviors you observe and ask "Are there any life events or situations that are negatively impacting your academics?"
Now that you've observed the signs and symptoms, you may wonder how to talk about it. In the next section you'll find some Intervention Guidelines that help you think about what you can do with the information you observe.