Health & Wellness Resources
Colorado State University is host to numerous student resources connected to health, wellness, and prevention. Compiled below are resources for chapters and individuals on a wide variety of health and wellness related topics. This includes information about how chapters might request a presentation/workshop from on-campus experts connected to a health, wellness, or prevention topic.
Connections to CLIMB:
- As chapters build connections among members, supporting one another in meeting harm reduction expectations and ensuring members are healthy should be a top priority.
- Chapters should serve as change agents, helping members make positive and proactive choices and changes toward wellness.
For more information regarding health and wellness, visit the Meet our Staff page to determine which staff member is the best contact for your inquiry.
Outreach Presentations – Covering a variety of topics including stress management, mindfulness, well-being, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs and more, facilitated by Health Education and Prevention Services (HEPS) staff. The descriptions of the various presentation options are on the presentation request page. Requests are filled based on the availability of the facilitation team.
Presentations are available in each of the following topic areas. Learn more and request a presentation here.
- COVID Connect
- Dating and Healthy Relationships
- Sexual Health
- Stress Management
- Suicide Prevention
The CSU Health Network Health Education and Prevention Services supports the health and well-being of students through the identification of campus health priorities and delivery of programs, services and initiatives that enable students to accomplish their academic goals and enhance well-being.
Focus areas include:
- Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention
- Mental Health Initiatives
- Resiliency and Well-Being
- Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiatives
- CREWS Peer Education
- Sexual Health Initiatives
- Tobacco Cessation
Mental health resources for students provided by this area include:
- You@CSU: your online 24/7 student success tool, has added 50+ COVID-19 related resources to help students adapt to an ever-changing world while social distancing and learning online. New content is regularly added to explore other timely topics like finding your voice amidst social injustices, preparing for election stress, and how to support your mental health during these difficult times.
- SilverCloud Health– free online modules based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Now might be the perfect time to 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 on the SilverCloud Health webpage. Some modules may include virtual coaching support, when available.
- Nod app – strengthen your connections – It can be tough to figure out how to deal with loneliness while physical distancing. Nod offers ideas for strengthening social ties so you can have a rewarding social life even when you’re apart from your people. The app uses evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based self-compassion to remind us of the small things we can do to create positive moments for ourselves and the people we care about. Download Nod for free in the Apple and Google Play stores, or find it on YOU@CSU.
- Mindfulness Apps – For additional guidance about mindfulness to support your well-being, check out these apps in the Apple and Google Play stores: Unwinding Anxiety, Insight Timer, Headspace, StopBreatheThink, Smiling Mind, The Shine App, Liberate Meditation, and Calm are apps that offer many ways to practice and learn about mindfulness to enhance well-being.
- Multicultural Counseling Services – Designed for students who have been historically underrepresented and aims to reduce barriers for you to access and navigate Counseling Services. The webpage features a list of identity-specific services and resources that can support your emotional health and overall wellness, including Multicultural Counseling Drop-In Hours, Identity Based Group Counseling, Peer Support Identity Groups and information about the Multicultural Counseling Team and Student Office Liaisons. Visit Multicultural Counseling Services for more information.
- Theme Groups– Theme therapy groups help students connect with others who share common experiences, identities and concerns. Spring 2021 theme groups include:
- Coping with COVID/Anxiety Support
- Coming Out, Being Out and Questioning Support Group
- Transgender and Gender Fluid Support Group
- Women of Color Support Group
- Alcohol and Other Drugs Support Group
- DBT Tools for Success
- Body Positive
- International Student Support Group and more.
- See full line-up, including descriptions, dates and times, on the Groups and Workshops page. Call (970) 491-6053 to register. Pre-session screenings are required.
- Skill-Building Group Workshops – Available for students only, at no additional charge. See full line-up of workshops including descriptions, dates and times on the Groups and Workshops page.
- Mindfulness for Well-Being in Stressful Times – Practicing mindfulness can help us cope with difficult experiences and cultivate meaning and positive emotions. In 4 weeks, this Zoom workshop will cover 10 mindfulness practices to support your well-being.
- Additional skill-building workshops, including Anger Management, Gender Issues (for male-identified students), Harm Reduction, Stages of Change, Values Clarification and Who Am I?. Visit the Groups and Workshops page to learn more and call (970) 491-6053 to register.
Additional resources offered include:
- Rams Fail Forward – Recovering and learning from failure is important to success. Take the Rams Fail Forward pledge and learn more about how to bounce back from failure on the Rams Fail Forward webpage.
- Financial Wellness Education – The Achieve Financial Wellness online modules will boost your financial know-how and help you learn to manage your money in college and beyond. Topics include understanding student loan debt, using credit cards responsibly, sticking to a budget, and more.
- Substance Use Self-Assessment Tools – Concerned about your substance use during these stressful times? These free self-assessment tools are available to help you check-in.
- Online Alcohol and Other Drug Screening – Assess your use, find out how your alcohol and/or drug use compares to other college students and discover resources for more information.
- Marijuana eCHECKUP TO GO – This personalized, evidence-based program provides individual feedback about behavior and risk factors, and campus and community resources.
- Rams Recovery Community – An inclusive student-run community designed to support students on all paths and in all phases of recovery, including substance use disorders, eating disorders, and other mental health disorders.
- Tobacco Cessation – Students who are thinking about or are ready to quit vaping, smoking or using tobacco can meet one-on-one with a professional health coach who specializes in tobacco cessation. Call (970) 491-7121 to make an appointment.
- Opioid Use Disorder Treatment – Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is available for students who suffer from abuse of heroin, pain pills or any other opioid use.
- Individual and Couple Counseling
- Group Services
- Specialized Alcohol and Drug Treatment (DAY Programs)
- Intensive Post Mental Health Hospitalization Services
- Behavioral Health Services within Medical Clinic
- 24/7 Emergency Services
Tell Someone is a resource for individuals to share concerns about a CSU student or employee that might be experiencing an emotional difficulty or mental health illness. The Tell Someone website includes more information about signs that someone may need help and a phone number and online form to report concerns.
Student Case Management & Referral Coordination provides crisis prevention and intervention services. In difficult situations, such as medical, mental health, behavior, personal, or family crisis, illness, or injury a student or family may find it difficult to navigate the resources and services available. Student Case Managers consult with students, faculty, staff, families, and providers to offer guidance on the next best steps.
Responsible Action Exemption
The Responsible Action Exemption is a part of the Student Conduct Code managed by the student resolution center. The Responsible Action Exemption policy currently exists for students seeking medical assistance for themselves or others for emergency situations that result from alcohol and other drug abuse. It applies to both students and organizations and is an important resource for those considering how to support the health and safety from members and those that may attend fraternity/sorority events or programs.