Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides free consultations to students, staff, faculty, parents, and family members.
If you are worried about another student, you can call Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at 303-492-2277 or stop by during our walk-in hours Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM to speak with a licensed professional.
All fee-paying students are eligible to receive a limited number of mental health visits at either CAPS location per academic year. We also have a variety of groups and workshops available.
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.