Campus Mental Health Resources

We understand this year has been a difficult and stressful time for our campus and community. Collected on this page are a list of campus services available to help with everyday stressors and the added pressures our community could be facing. We want everyone on our campus to have access to the resources they need to feel supported and safe.

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Student Support

Faculty & Staff Support

  • Call the Well-Being Support Line at 303-724-2500 to speak with a volunteer who will listen, and provide support and guidance. The support line is available for faculty, clinicians, PRAs, staff and educators in the state of Colorado, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.
  • You can also contact the Faculty and Staff Mental Health Clinic at 303-724-4987 or fsmh@ucdenver.edu for a confidential virtual appointment at a time convenient for you.
  • Real Help Hotline is a CU system resource that gives access to professional counselors who can offer assistance finding local resources or provide immediate crisis counseling. It’s free, confidential service, and available 24/7. The service is available to all members covered under any of CU’s medical insurance plans.
  • The Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP) is a confidential well-being resource to state employees that has existed for over 30 years.
  • Past the Pandemic sessions - an eight-session series available for providers and staff working in healthcare settings and offers tools to navigate, normalize and hold space for worries and experiences during this pandemic. This series is offered in collaboration with ECHO Colorado.

Community Support

  • Contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255, or text “TALK” to 38255, to speak  with a professional counselor about any area where you could use support for yourself or a loved one, from loneliness and isolation, to stress, relationship issues, substance use and other common concerns.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 offers free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • Join a virtual guided meditation led by the National Mental Health Innovation Center on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The meditations will focus on stress management in response to COVID-19, and all staff, faculty, and students are welcome to attend.
  • CU Anschutz COVID-19 Support - Comprehensive list of groups, tools, and resources for parents, health care providers, students, residents and community members to assist with resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • CU Anschutz/CU Denver Human Resources - Directory of several services available at both campuses for crisis and mental health resources, as well as HR tools and resources.
  • The State of Colorado has a diverse list of resources for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center offers virtual physical and behavioral health resources for the campus and community. 
  • Cohen Military Family Clinic - provides confidential, compassionate and personalized mental health care to post-9/11 veterans and their family members and is offering telehealth appointments during the pandemic. 
  • Johnson Depression Center - outpatient mental health care dedicated to helping patients and families by providing transformative treatment of depressive illnesses and related mood disorders
  • Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) - focused on delivering effective treatment for substance abuse disorders. Telehealth appointments available. 
  • Aurora based Pandemic of Love is a “micro-community” to care for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, established in partnership with the CU Anschutz Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community Engagement. Those in need are matched with volunteers and donors committed to providing assistance. Sign up online to give help, get help or volunteer, and find Pandemic of Love on Facebook and Instagram.

Office of Equity

The Office of Equity is a support resource for CU Anschutz faculty, students and staff who may experience discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and any related retaliation. More information is available here.