At one time or another, everyone feels depressed or upset. But we can identify three general levels of distress which, when present over a period of time, suggest that the problems the normal person is dealing with are more than the "normal" ones.
Level 1: These behaviors, although not disruptive to others, may indicate that something is wrong and that help may be needed.
Level 2: These behaviors may indicate significant emotional distress, but also a reluctance or inability to acknowledge a need for more personal help:
Level 3: These behaviors usually show a student is in obvious crisis and needs emergency care:
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