Concerned About a Friend
Are you worried something might be wrong with a friend? Do you think your friend’s alcohol or drug use is becoming an issue? Are they loosing focus on academics, behaving erratically, or becoming withdrawn? As a friend you have the power to help. You can be a supportive resource for them rather than ignore a potential problem or not voicing your concern. Staff in the Office of the Dean of Students are here to help you and provide options to support a friend.
If this is an emergency call the UO Police Department at 9-1-1.
If this is a mental health concern, please contact 541-346-3227 to speak to a therapist.
If you are unsure who to call, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 541-346-3216
Questions to Consider
What are some questions to consider when deciding to get my friend help?
- Have I tried to talk to my friend and tell them I’m concerned about them?
- Is my friend seeking or receiving support from other resources on or off campus already?
- What are other resources where I can direct them?
Aren’t sure how to have this conversation? Call us at 541-346-3216 to connect with an advocate and talk about your concerns and how you might refer a friend.
Be a real friend. You might even save a life. Share your concerns with a friend and help connect them with professional resources so that everyone may stay safe.