Employees now have access to new mental health counseling options at no cost

Has 2020 been a drag and gotten you down? Do you feel like you need some help sorting out life? We are here to help you.

Starting Feb. 1, UCCS faculty and staff will be able to call to schedule mental health counseling sessions at no cost through the UCCS HealthCircle Primary Care Clinic at the Lane Center. These visits will be offered on campus, virtually or off campus. Employees will have access to a licensed professional counselor or a licensed clinical social work through funding by the CU system on a first-come, first served basis. Call after Feb. 1 to schedule a visit at (719) 255-8001.

Other mental health resources available for employees, students and the community:

Traumatic Loss and Grief Support Group

Offered through the National Institute for Human Resilience and the Veterans Health and Truman Clinic, this group is for UCCS employees every second Wednesday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m. Register by calling (719) 255-8003. For more information, email ldecker@uccs.edu.

Resilient Families Academy

2020 was a hard year for everyone, especially those with kids in school. Starting in Mid-February, join the National Institute for Human Resilience and Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic for a free seven-week course for parents and caregivers who want to learn more about ways to build family resilience after experiencing stressful life events. Topics include:

  • Resiliency and characteristics of resilient families
  • Trauma and its impact on families, parenting, and teens
  • Emotions and ways to manage emotions
  • Parenting skills
  • Boundaries and privacy in families
  • Characteristics of healthy families
  • Family traditions

Creative Arts

Over the course of the spring semester, UCCS will offer a variety of creative groups to help individuals access their inner strengths through art and writing. Topics and dates are still be finalized.

For additional information on any of these programs, contact Kathryn Dosch, VHTC clinic director at kdosch@uccs.edu or leave a message at (719) 255-8070.

GRIT (Greater Resilience Information Toolkit)

Free online training open to anyone who wants to build their resilience and offer support to their friends and family. Go to grit.uccs.edu for more information and to sign up.

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