Mental health is often at the heart of a student’s personal and academic success.

Health Education and Prevention Services staff work collaboratively along the continuum of student mental health using population-based strategies that focus on the promotion of positive mental health attributes and skill-building, early identification of students struggling and suicide prevention.

Key initiatives from CSU’s Mental Health Initiatives Strategic Plan include:

  • Targeted communications, trainings and Active Minds peer outreach to increase help-seeking and de-stigmatize mental health issues.
  • Use of the Interactive Screening Program, an e-mail providing students struggling with a brief screening and opportunity to connect virtually with a CSU counselor.
  • Addressing barriers to accessing services for targeted populations.
  • Providing advanced tools, such as YOU@CSU, SilverCloud and Nod for students to access resources, build skills, and complete screenings through confidential, online channels.
  • Notice and Respond suicide prevention training, suicide risk training for campus media, suicide risk environmental scans and protocols, and postvention.
  • Working with Well-Being Initiatives efforts to provide education and resources for stress reduction, mindfulness, coping skills and other proactive mental health strategies.

To learn more, contact Health Education and Prevention Services at (970) 491-1702.

For more details on mental health initiatives please review the complete overview of HEPS Initiatives.