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Resources for Students 

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is a free service where CU Boulder students can stop by for an informal and confidential consultation with a counselor. No appointment is necessary. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis at various Let's Talk locations across campus. 

Let’s Talk counselors can help provide insight, solutions and information about additional resources. Students commonly visit with concerns about stress, sadness, worry, relationships, academic performance, family problems and financial struggles. 

Please note: This service is not a substitute for formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who...

  • Aren’t sure about counseling or wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor;
  • Aren’t interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor;
  • Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through; or,
  • Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like ideas about what to do.

Let's Talk Sessions

  • Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., JSCBB Room D322
  • Thursday, 2-3 p.m., Engineering Center ECCR 228
  • Let’s Talk is also available in other locations, days, and times on campus as well. See the full schedule and more information.

Individual Counseling

Interested in getting connected to Counseling and Psychiatric Services located at the College of Engineering and Applied Science or the main CAPS location? Dr. Daniel Raedel, the college’s embedded therapist, is available to discuss options for mental health services and will offer services on East Campus (JSCBB, Room D322) and Main Campus (Engineering Center, ECCR 228).

To initiate care, the first step is to access walk-in services located in the main CAPS office in the Center for Community, Suite N352. Walk-in services are available to all students and are offered:

  • Monday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Walk-ins with Daniel specifically are available Fridays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Upon arrival for walk-in, you will be asked to complete some initial paperwork on the computer. Please note that all records are kept confidential and separate from your student record. Once these forms are complete, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and get connected to treatment. Counseling and Psychiatric Services is available 24/7 by phone at (303) 492-2277.

Upcoming Events for Students

  • Monday, Oct. 7, 5-6 p.m. - JSCBB, B231
    Tempted to Torch that Tough Test? Rising from the Ashes After a Difficult Exam

    Did the first test not go quite as planned? CEAS has got you covered! Come learn how you can be strategic about identifying patterns by using that first exam to think about how to study differently for the next. As part of this interactive workshop, we ask that you bring a returned exam. (Please note you will not be asked to share any information on it with others.) 
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5-6 p.m. - ECCR 1B40
    Tempted to Torch that Tough Test? Rising from the Ashes After a Difficult Exam

    Did the first test not go quite as planned? CEAS has got you covered! Come learn how you can be strategic about identifying patterns by using that first exam to think about how to study differently for the next. As part of this interactive workshop, we ask that you bring a returned exam. (Please note you will not be asked to share any information on it with others.)
    RSVP
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 4-5 p.m. - DLC 1B70
    Design Your Plan for Fall Break

    Got goals for fall break? Turn your goals into actionable items by coming to this interactive workshop where we will discuss planning goals when our schedule changes. We will also discuss things to consider to reduce procrastination and increase productivity when you are not in school.
    RSVP
  • Thursday, Dec. 5, 4-5 p.m. - DLC 1B70
    Self-care: Steps to Staying Well 

    This workshop will cover tips and tools to help manage stress, improve sleep and stay healthy. The workshop will be interactive, and participants will leave with their own self-care plan.
    RSVP

 See more workshops and other resources for engineering student success.

 See programs focused on health and wellness in other areas on campus.

Meet Your Team

Visit the health and wellness staff at the following activities. Look for our table!

  • Friday, Sept. 13, 12-2 p.m. - Outside Engineering Center (Be the 1 to: Self-Care and Support Systems for Suicide Prevention Week)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 12-3 p.m. - JSCBB lobby (Health Hut: Relationships and Resilience)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Aerospace and Engineering Science Building lobby (Wellness Wednesday: Lavender Sleep Spray)
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 3:15-5:15 p.m. - Engineering Center lobby (Early Intervention Outreach)

Resources for Everyone

Office of Victim Assistance

OVA provides free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy and short-term counseling services to students, graduate students, faculty and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life disruptive event, including but not limited to crime, discrimination, assault, sexual assault, partner abuse, harassment, stalking and other types of traumatic experiences. Located at the Center for Community, N450 or 24/7 by phone at (303) 492-8855.

SilverCloud Health

Take charge and manage your emotional health and well-being online at your own pace with SilverCloud Health. This free app offers immediate access to online programs for stress, anxiety and depression. Each module offers information, tips and interactive activities to better understand your one's emotional well-being.

Request a Presentation

Any faculty or staff member, student organization, or other entity that would like to host a Health & Wellness presentation or event on any number of wellness-related topics can complete the Outreach Request Form.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Free and confidential counseling for faculty and staff. Walk-in hours are 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Located at the Administrative Research Center (ARC) on East Campus, A353 or by phone at (303) 492-3020.

Supporting Students 

  • Faculty and staff should consult resources on supporting students in distress by going to the Red Folder on their campus issued computer or the Red Folder website.
  • Faculty and staff can contact Dr. Daniel Raedel, the college’s embedded therapist, if you would like to discuss topics related to health and wellness for students, such as supporting students in a class after trauma has occurred. Learn more about Dr. Raedel or contact Dr. Raedel by email.