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Midshipmen Development Center

How to Make a Referral

While many students go to the MDC on their own, your exposure to students increases the likelihood you will identify signs or behaviors of distress in a student. What can you do?

  • Recommend the student fill out a request for an appointment either by going to the MDC, emailing, or call the MDC at 410-293-4897.
  • Determine the student's willingness to go to a helping resource. Reassure the student that it is an act of strength to ask for help.
  • Dispute the myth that only "weak or crazy" people go for counseling or use others for help.
  • Remind them that the MDC is a confidential service that will not go in their medical record.
  • Offer to help make the initial contact with the helping resource.

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