The CSU Student Health Network provides a full range of medical, mental health, well-being, counseling, and health education and prevention services to all enrolled CSU students. National support services are also listed below.
For graduate student health insurance requirements, also visit our Graduate Student Mandatory Health Insurance Policy page. Graduate students with assistantships should also visit the Assistantship Health Contribution page.
CSU Mental Health and Well-Being Support Services for Students
The CSU Health Network Counseling Services provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of fee-paying graduate students on the Fort Collins campus. Visit the CSU Health Network Counseling Services webpage for resources. You will also find Mental Health and Well-Being resourced including online 24/7 tools, groups and workshops, multicultural resources, one-on-one services, and education, self-care resources and more.
- YOU@CSU – Your online 24/7 student success tool has new content regularly added to address timely topics like finding your voice amidst social injustices and how to support your mental health during difficult times. Find these resources, self-assessment tools, and more at you.colostate.edu or login through RAMweb.
- SilverCloud Health – Online modules based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are free for students. Boost skills to improve your well-being and manage anxiety and depression, improve your sleep, or boost your body image. A variety of self-guided modules can be found on YOU@CSU or at health.colostate.edu/silvercloud. Some modules include virtual coaching support, when available or with a referral from Counseling Services.
- Nod App – Use this new free app developed by a Colorado State University alumnus on YOU@CSU to help you stay socially connected during this period of remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Counseling Services – By paying student fees, CSU students have access to a wide range of mental health support resources at no additional cost. Visit Counseling Services on the 3rd floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center, and we’ll work together to find the services that are right for you. If you are a graduate assistant, you might also be eligible for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
- The Psychological Services Center is a community mental health agency affiliated with the Psychology Department of Colorado State University at psychology.colostate.edu/PSC/
- Skill-Building Group Workshops – Available for students only, at no additional charge. See full line-up of workshops including descriptions, dates and times, at health.colostate.edu/groups-and-workshops.
- Spiritual Care – Find resources at https://health.colostate.edu/spiritualhealth.
- Theme Groups – Theme therapy groups help students connect with others who share common experiences, identities and concerns. See full line-up, including descriptions, dates and times, at health.colostate.edu/groups-and-workshops/#themegroups.
- Still Point Reflection Space – Located on the first floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center, this space is designed to be a nourishing, inclusive environment for CSU faculty, staff and students from all backgrounds and cultures to prioritize self-care, pray, reflect, meditate and relax. Visit health.colostate.edu/still-point-reflection-space or call (970) 495-5246 to learn more.
- Rams Fail Forward – Recovering and learning from failure is important to success. Students can take the Rams Fail Forward pledge and learn more about how to bounce back from failure at health.colostate.edu/RamsFailForward.
- Drugs, Alcohol and You (DAY) Programs – Students who are concerned about their substance use (including alcohol, marijuana and/or other drugs) can engage with DAY Programs for individual appointments, workshops and other services. Learn more at health.colostate.edu/day-programs
- Ram Recovery – This community provides support for students on all paths and in all phases of recovery including substance use disorders, eating disorders, as well as process and other mental health disorders. Learn more at health.colostate.edu/ramrecovery
- Events – The Graduate School and Graduate Student Council typically offer events for support groups. Visit the Graduate Student Council website and our event calendar to learn what is scheduled.
Tell Someone is a confidential reporting line for anyone with concerns about safety or mental health issues – either your own or someone else’s. This includes concerns about discrimination and harassment. We always encourage anyone with concerns related to specific experiences in the classroom to first direct those concerns to the academic department chair or dean, but Tell Someone is an additional resource.
You can reach the Tell Someone phone line during working hours (or leave a message after hours) at 970-491-1350 or use the online referral form.
Documenting Accommodation Requests
Assistance with documenting accommodations is supported by two CSU units. Students who are also CSU employees (for example, Graduate Assistants) should contact both offices.
- CSU students should contact the Student Disability Center at disabilitycenter.colostate.edu. The SDC has the authority to verify and confirm the eligibility of students with disabilities and/or health conditions for the majority of accommodations on campus. The What-We-Do webpage on the SDC website details services.
- CSU Students who are also CSU employees should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at oeo.colostate.edu.
Colorado and National Mental and Emotional Health Services
- Colorado Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 , Text “TALK” to 38255. Colorado Crisis Services is the statewide behavioral health crisis response system offering residents mental health, substance use or emotional crisis help, information and referrals. Its mission is to strengthen Colorado’s mental health system by providing Coloradans with greater access to crisis services wherever they are at 24/7/365 regardless of ability to pay.
- Call 1.877.GRAD.HLP (1.877.472.3457): The National Grad Crisis Line helps graduate students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral services provided by specially-trained call-takers. Caring, professional staff and well-trained volunteers answer around the clock.
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255). This is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
- ULifeLine has resources for college mental health.