How to Help a Friend

Alex & LogoDear CU Boulder Community,

Welcome to How to Help A Friend! This webpage is a safe place to consult if you are concerned about a friend. My name is Alex. I am a senior majoring in MCDB, Neuroscience, and Psychology, and am currently working as a Peer Educator with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). As a Peer Educator, we work on reaching out to the campus community. Reaching out to a friend in trouble isn’t always easy.  It may be difficult to figure out how to help or how to support a friend in need. I have tailored this website to offer valuable information and resources, as well as provide suggestions to support both you and your friend during these difficult times. Helping a friend is a universal experience—we have all been there and done it at some point—and I hope this resource will assist you and your friends on this journey.

Alex Martinez

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