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 the institution is expanding its reach in the mental health area by bringing additional services on campus.
Students will have access to a licensed counselor who can help them navigate the turbulent moments of college life


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On-campus mental health services expand

As the 2014-15 academic year shifts into full gear there are plenty of obvious changes on the Colorado Mesa University campus. One of the less visible changes taking place deals with the mental health services offered by the university.

In recent years, CMU has primarily relied on the off-campus Behavioral Clinical Services (BCS) to provide mental health services to students. While this relationship will remain in place, the institution is expanding its reach in the mental health area by bringing additional services on campus.

In the spring of 2014, CMU initiated a student well-being committee to identify areas of improvement. One such area was that of student mental health. According to the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors, there have been significant increases in the number of students presenting symptoms of anxiety and depression. The Center for Collegiate Mental Health reports that students already attending counseling have seen an increase in students considering suicide, student mental health hospitalizations and students who seriously considered harming another person.

CMU will begin offering group counseling sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm in the Residence Life building. Students will have access to a licensed counselor who can help them navigate the turbulent moments of college life. Monday nights will be devoted to general mental health needs, Wednesday evenings to overcoming substance use issues. In addition to the group counseling sessions, CMU will provide crisis counseling sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Residence Life building from 3–5pm.

If you would like more information about how to get involved with promoting diversity, advocacy and health at CMU please contact Danny Sandoval at dsandoval@coloradomesa.edu, extension 1765 or stop by Albers Hall.

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