University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Care Reports

A care report is used to provide information to Student Affairs staff regarding concerns that you may have for a member of the University Community. You have the option to remain anonymous, if you wish. But it would be extremely helpful to the Counseling staff if you include your name and a call number in case we have questions or require clarification. We respect your right to be anonymous and will not reveal your identity to the subject of the Care Report.

The increase in school/mass shootings has heightened our awareness of the need to communicate concerns about student mental health issues that compromise health and safety. The Care Report invites you to work with us to identify students that you may be concerned about and intervene on their behalf before problems escalate into a crisis.

The counseling staff is grateful for the referrals received by the faculty, staff, and students here at Pitt-Johnstown. It is important to work together to identify troubled students, educate them about the resources available to them, and encourage them to seek help. After a referral has been made, the counseling staff will follow up with the student and make every effort to encourage that individual to make a counseling appointment. All information shared by the student with the Counseling Center will be strictly confidential.

Signs that a student may be at risk:

  • Academic progress has decreased significantly despite attempts to intervene
  • Abilities and performance appear to be impaired by mental health and/or wellness issues
  • Displaying “disturbing” behaviors and/or expressing violent comments
  • Extreme changes in behavior or mood (i.e. crying, depression, disruptive behavior, attendance, decreased work performance, deteriorated hygiene, lethargic, attention problems, angry outbursts)
  • Excessive preoccupation with morbid themes, violent  fantasies, weapons or explosives