When a student is hospitalized for mental health reasons, family members are frequently concerned about their student’s well-being and the impact of mental health treatment needs on student status. We are committed to helping students make the best decision for their health, and, whenever possible, continue with their coursework. We have a variety of services available to assist with their recovery.
When students present to a hospital with mental health emergencies, there are three teams involved in their follow-up care: Student Case Management & Referral Coordination, The Student Consultation Team, and the iTEAM.
Student Case Management & Referral Coordination
This office supports students experiencing the effects of a crisis, adverse incident, or disruptive behavior. We focus on minimizing the negative impact on the student, faculty and staff, and other students – balancing the needs of the individual with those of Colorado State University and the community. In the height of a crisis situation, meeting with a Student Case Manager may provide assessment, referrals, and appropriate follow up. We help find the best approach to support the student in the immediate situation and provide referral for ongoing care.
The Student Consultation Team
The Student Consultation Team (SCT) is dedicated to improving community through a proactive, objective, supportive, and collaborative approach to the prevention, identification, assessment, intervention, management, and coordinated response of student situations that may pose a threat to the safety and well-being of individuals and the campus community. The Office of Support & Safety Assessment chairs the SCT and administers communications from the SCT regarding requirements and support.
CSU Health Network’s iTEAM (Intensive Treatment, Education, Assessment and Management)
A mental health treatment team for students who have been evaluated or treated at a hospital for a mental health emergency.
About iTeam Services
iTEAM provides a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed treatment designed to support student success, physical well-being, and mental health. The team consists of experienced therapists, a board certified psychiatrist, and a medical assistant/scheduling coordinator who meet weekly to provide medical and psychotherapeutic treatment tailored to each student’s individual needs. All of these providers have specific training in working with clients who have been recently hospitalized or exhibit high risk behaviors.
Specific services include:
The iTEAM provides 50 minute, individual therapy sessions focused on reducing self-harm behaviors, decreasing suicidal thoughts/urges, increasing skills for managing difficult emotion, improving relationships, and building a meaningful life.
Psychiatric Consultation and Management
The iTEAM Psychiatrist offers an hour long Psychiatric consultation/evaluation and regular followup care regarding physical health and wellness, nutrition, and medication recommendations.
iTEAM provides an 8-week, 90-minute skills group that provides curriculum designed to complement individual therapy. The group covers skills to manage difficult or overwhelming emotion, form and maintain fulfilling relationships, understand the purpose of emotion, respond kindly to failure, and many more.
For more information about mental health hospitalizations and how to help family members after a hospitalization, visit the following resources: