Although everyone feels "stressed" at times, excessive stress (i.e. distress) can manifest itself in a number of ways. While many students recognize the warning signs and seek help on their own, friends can make a difference by being aware of distress indicators.
If your friend's behavior causes you to feel alarmed, upset, or worried (most common), please contact the University Counseling Center or the Dean of Students office. If your friend's behavior leaves you feeling frightened and in fear for your personal safety or the safety of others, please contact the University Police Department (701.777.3491). The University Police Department works closely with the Counseling Center and the Dean of Students office and will consult with both offices as needed. While it can be scary to contact the University Police Department in this kind of situation, it is the best call you can make for the safety and security of all involved.