Faculty & Staff Information and FAQ's
The mental health needs on campus are increasing as well as the severity of issues our students are encountering. PACS is seeing a growing number of students with mental illness, trauma histories, substance abuse, and chronic long-term relational problems. Students coming for help are often presenting in crisis and in need of academic intervention in order to continue at UNH.
While PACS is the primary mental health facility for UNH students, all offices and departments have contact with students with mental health issues. We have a shared responsibility to respond to students with care and compassion for their personal well-being as well as concern for their academic success. The PACS staff regularly consult with faculty, staff, parents, and significant others about students of concern and how to support them. We also train departments, upon request, on how to support students that are experiencing distress.
The information below explains when professional counseling might be beneficial to a student and how to make a referral to PACS. The concept of professional confidentiality and information about other types of referral and consultation services are also discussed.
Please refer to UNH’s Faculty and Staff Recognize, Respond, Refer, and Report guide for information about accessing other supportive resources on campus.
Please Note: PACS does not provide notes or letters to professors regarding class attendance or other mental health matters.