COVID has presented unprecedented stressors on our community and CIRES has shared numerous resources available for employees. To reference these resources see this blog post. For those who are not employees, such as students working with CIRES mentors, or family members outside the CU system, there are free resources available for you. Please see below for some of the resources non-employees and students from outside the CU system can access for free.
- Disaster Distress Hotline is a free nationwide resource that can be accessed from anywhere. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline or call 1-800-985-5990.
- CU’s Counseling office referral database. Enter your zip code (at the top) and select your insurance type along the left hand side and it will generate a list of licensed counselors. To reach this database go to: https://colorado.thrivingcampus.com/
- United Way Resource Finder (from any cell phone) dial 211 to connect with mental health resources and National Suicide Prevention Hotline (not only for suicide, but all mental health crisis) 800-273-TALK (8255)
- For FRCC students mental health resources page: https://www.frontrange.edu/being-a-student/advising-and-counseling/crisis-counseling-stress-management
- Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance can offer support for those affiliated with CIRES (student mentees, RECCS) including assistance with accessing counseling, medical, or legal services.
- For affiliates and non-CU employees see: https://www.colorado.edu/oiec/support-resources/community-based-resources
- For CU Boulder community: https://www.colorado.edu/oiec/support-resources/cu-boulder-resources