Employee Mental Health and Wellness

Welcome to the CMU Employee Mental Health & Wellness Page! Whether you're experiencing a situational problem, an immediate crisis, or have a longstanding mental health concern, this page is here to provide all CMU employees with resources and information.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. They all contribute to our overall well-being as it affects how we think, feel and act. Emotional health indicates an awareness and acceptance of one's thoughts and feelings. Social health encompasses connection with community, family, friends, and co-workers in ways that enrich your life and the lives of those around you. 

The absence of mental health concerns does not equal positive mental health & wellness. There is a lot we can do to accentuate the positive and shield ourselves from depression and other mental health concerns. 

 

People often don't get the mental health services they need because they don't know where to start. Talk to your primary care doctor or another health professional about mental health problems, ask them to connect you with the right mental health services. If you do not have a health professional who is available to assist you, use these resources to find help for yourself, your friends, your family or your colleagues. 

If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of suicide, please call 911 immediately. 
If you are concerned about thoughts of suicide for yourself or someone else, please call the Mind Springs Health 24/7 Crisis Line at 1-888-207-4004.

If you are considering suicide please know that counseling is effective and help is available. Reach out for help by contacting your Primary Care Doctor, the Human Resources office or one of the providers below: 

 

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program

    During Business Hours: 1-800-821-8154

    After Hours: 1-844-493-8255 Colorado Crisis Services

Mind Springs Health 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-888-207-4004

     Web: https://mindspringshealth.org/

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or Live Online Chat

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA

     During Business Hours: 1-877-726-4727

    National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP

    Web: www.samhsa.gov/

 * Human Resources: (970) 248-1820

* CMU Police: (970) 242-6707

 

 

 

* Have been ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained. 


 

The Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) is a professional assessment, referral, and short-term counseling service offered to all CMU employees with work-related or personal concerns all free of charge. It also serves as a resource for supervisors and manager seeking individual managerial consultation, assistance with conflict resolution or help with resolution of work-place traumatic events. 

To schedule an appointment, call C-SEAP anytime Monday thru Friday between 8am and 5pm. When you contact C-SEAP, a staff specialist will ask you for some general information and set up an appointment for you to meet with a counseling professional assigned to the C-SEAP office that is closest to you. C-SEAP does not disclose that you are coming to our office for counseling. Counseling services are strictly confidential.  

Following are some of the services and resources provided by C-SEAP: 

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program

    During Business Hours: 1-800-821-8154

    After Hours: 1-844-493-8255 Colorado Crisis Services

    Web: www.colorado.gov/c-seap 

Early Warning Signs

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with a mental health problem? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem: 

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches & pains
  • Smoking, drinking or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family & friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can't get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work
If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of suicide, please call 911 immediately. 
If you are concerned about thoughts of suicide for yourself or someone else, please call the Mind Springs Health 24/7 Crisis Line at 1-888-207-4004.

If you are considering suicide please know that counseling is effective and help is available. Reach out for help by contacting the Human Resources office or one of the providers below: 

Immediate Risk/Emergency: 911

Human Resources: (970) 248-1820

CMU Police: (970) 242-6707

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program

    During Business Hours: 1-800-821-8154

    After Hours: 1-844-493-8255 Colorado Crisis Services

Mind Springs Health 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-888-207-4004

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

 

Hamilton Recreation Center 

Regular exercise can help ease depression by releasing feel-good brain chemicals (endorphins); reducing immune system chemicals that could worsen depression and increasing body temperature which can have calming effects on the body. This on-campus facility provides several fitness services, supported by the newest equipment and latest technology. The HRC houses an indoor track, basketball & racquetball courts, an Olympic-caliber pool and fitness equipment. Group exercise classes, Nutritional Services, Massage therapy and more are available to members. More information is available here

 

The Recovery Village 

1-888-751-3362, available 24/7

To assist those struggling, their families and friends, this website will allow visitors to find valuable information on drug misuse and rehabilitation centers in the area. Resources include locations of local Alcohol Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery meetings. They also have alcohol & drug abuse hotlines available. More information is available here.

 

For anyone covered under Rocky Mountain Health Plan medical insurance. 

Click HERE to search for mental health providers in your area.

  • Enter your City & State
  • Enter Psychology, Psychiatry or Mental Health Counselors

 

For CMU State of Colorado Classified employees that are covered under the United Healthcare network. 

Click HERE to search for mental health providers in your area.

  • Enter your zip code or City & State
  • Select an area of expertise (optional)

United Healthcare now offers telemental health that uses secure, web-based videoconference with a provider of your choice to provide behavioral health services in the privacy and comfort of your own home. This is included as a part of your current benefits. Providers must be licensed to practice in the state you're located in at the time services are provided.