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H.E.R.O. Folder

If you are concerned for the immediate safety of yourself and/or others, call 911.

As part of the Mental Health Initiative by the University System of Georgia, the Helping Eagles Recognize Distress and Offer Support was created by a collaborative effort involving the Counseling Center, Athletics, Human Resources, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of Student Wellness & Health Promotion, University Communications and Marketing, University Housing, and University Police.

Mental health issues are an increasing concern on our campuses, and this folder has been designed to assist you in supporting students, faculty or staff. You are vitally important in identifying and helping individuals in distress or those at risk for suicide. The information in this folder provides tools for you to recognize individuals in distress and connect them with appropriate resources. You strengthen our community by creating a network of support.

How do I use the Hero Folder? We encourage everyone to read over the material to become familiar with the content and skills. You can also also reference the material when meeting with peers, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and fellow community members to help provide support and share resources.

It’s Our House. It’s Our People. It’s Our Purpose. It Takes Our Action.

Need a specific page? Access individual sections of the HERO Folder:

Click for an individual sectionNeed a PDF?Access TextNeed More Resources or Information?
Recognizing and Responding to Suicide RiskDownload PDFWebpageContact Counseling Center
Recognizing and Responding to DistressDownload PDFWebpageContact Counseling Center
Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IXDownload PDFWebpageContact Office of EO/Title IX
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence ResourcesDownload PDFWebpageContact Counseling Center
Behavior Assessment TeamDownload PDFWebpageContact BAT
Decision TreeDownload PDFWebpageContact Counseling Center
Student On-Campus ResourcesDownload PDFWebpageContact Counseling Center
Faculty and Staff ResourcesDownload PDFWebpageContact Counseling Center

Last updated: 9/28/2023