On this page you can find information about what to do if you are concerned about a CU student.
If you are worried about another student, you can use our walk in services Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM to talk through your concerns with a counselor. You can also call us 24/7 at (303) 492-6766 for consultation and support on how to best address your concerns. Check out our How to Help a Friend page for resources on campus and in the community.
Remember CAPS offers free counseling to all CU undergraduate students. Students are eligible for up to 6 individual counseling sessions per academic year. Students are also invited to partake in our group and workshop offerings. You can always invite the student you are concerned about to check out our services and get support.
If your student experiences difficulties at CU, encourage him or her to take advantage of the wealth of resources available for students. If your son or daughter could benefit from counseling, refer them to our free and confidential services.
You may also consult with us about your student 24-7 by calling 303.492.6766.
CAPS offers 24/7 phone consultations at (303) 492-6766 to staff, faculty, parents and students regarding students of concern. During business hours we can talk by phone or in person to help you make a plan.
As an employee interacting daily with students, you are in an excellent position to recognize behavior changes that characterize the emotionally troubled student. A student’s behavior, especially if it is inconsistent or unusual, could be a signal for help. Your willingness to address a situation is often the encouragement a student needs to get assistance and continue successfully in school.
Some Classroom Signs of Distress:
Know your personal limits as a helper. You may not feel comfortable trying to help a student cope with a particular problem, but you could help them get connected with a department which can provide the necessary services. If this is the case, contact Counseling and Psychological Services 303.492.6766. A counselor is available to consult 24/7 by calling 303.492.6766.