If you have an urgent mental health concern and need immediate mental health support, please call (970) 491-7111 to speak with a counselor from the CSU Health Network now.
This number is available 24/7, including on weekends and holidays.
For suicide hotlines not connected to CSU:
- Trans Lifeline (24/7): 877-565-8860
- Colorado Crisis Services (24/7): (844) 493-TALK (8255),
(This website also provides all the walk-in crisis centers in the state.)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): 800-273-8255
- National Suicide Prevention Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
As a CSU student, you have access to a wide array of counseling/mental health resources, which include private (1:1) counseling sessions.
To make an appointment, call (970) 491-6053 between 9 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
Worried about finding a counselor who understands queer and trans experiences? Don’t worry! We have a Pride Counseling Liaison, Beit Gorski (Xe/Xem/Xyr). You can reach Beit directly at Beit.Gorski@colostate.edu or (970) 491-2244
Beit Gorski is a CSU Health Network counseling center liaison who serves CSUHN as a licensed psychotherapist and who co-facilitates the Transgender and Gender Fluid support group. Xe grew up in rural Wisconsin and has lived in Colorado for most of the past two decades, conducting cognitive development research at and earning a Bachelors from CU-Boulder and gaining a Masters in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, where xe later served as adjunct faculty. Most of xyr clinical experience for the past 15 years has centered on supporting community clients during psychiatric emergencies and in acute recovery from trauma-related crisis, often adults and children who have experienced domestic violence/ intimate partner violence. Beit navigates professional and academic spaces having a stable working poverty background and is a white, disabled, queer, trans, nonbinary, intersex documented settler who practices non-monogamy. Xe enjoys ceramics, nurturing houseplants, and playing Urban Adult Hide & Seek.
Multicultural Counseling Drop-In Hours
Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1:00 – 4:00 pm in Counseling Services, located on the 3rd floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center.
Multicultural Counseling Drop-In Hours are reserved for students who identify as people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or have a disability. Students will meet with Adam-Jon Aparicio (Licensed Professional Counselor) who serves as the Coordinator for Diversity and Outreach Services within Counseling Services, works closely as a liaison with Student Diversity Programs and Services, and serves as a primary contact for our undocumented student population via Dreamer’s United.
Students can come to Counseling Services and tell the front desk staff “I’d like to schedule a drop-in appointment with Adam-Jon.” Or “I’d like to schedule a multicultural counseling drop-in appointment.” Alternatively, they can schedule directly with Adam-Jon at email@example.com or 970-491-7494 . These appointments can be scheduled same-day or in advance.
All students can access the general drop-in hours offered at Counseling Services: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, and Tuesdays between 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Learn more about what to expect at Counseling Services. Students in need of mental health crisis intervention can also call Counseling Services at 970-491-6053 during open hours, or the 970-491-7111 in the evenings or on weekends.
COMING OUT, BEING OUT & QUESTIONING SUPPORT GROUP
Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm | Ongoing Enrollment, Begins Sep 14
This group is mean to be a supportive and open space for individuals to explore their sexual orientation and gender identities with other members of the LGBTQ+ communities.
We meet weekly via Zoom to offer and receive support while also engaging in a variety of discussions focused on topics including increasing awareness of self, building resilience, and connecting with community.
If you are interested in exploring your identities, need some support, or would just like to meet some awesome new people, give us a call to set up a group screening appointment. This group is open to new members throughout the semester.
For more information, call 970-491-6053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSGENDER & GENDER FLUID SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm | Ongoing Enrollment
This group is a space for trans* and gender diverse students to gain more support and a sense of community related to gender identity. This group emphasizes group participation, mutual respect, and inclusivity. Facilitated by Beit Gorski & Chloe Wright
The group welcomes FTM and MTF spectrum individuals, genderqueer persons, intersex folks, and those questioning their gender identity. Screening is required. Screenings can be set up by contacting Beit Gorski at Beit.Gorski@colostate.edu or at 970-491-2244.
Other groups include:
- Coping with COVID-19
- Women of Color Support Group
- Alcohol & Other Drugs
- Body Positive Group
Looking for non-CSU groups, therapists or services? Check these out:
Eclectic of Northern Colorado
Transgender, Intersex and Gender Re-Defining support group for Northern Colorado
Eclectic Facebook Page
Queer Asterisk is a Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing queer-informed counseling services, educational trainings, and community programming.
- YOU@CSU – your online 24/7 student success tool, has added 50+ COVID-19 related resources to help students adapt to an ever-changing world while social distancing and learning online. New content is regularly added to explore other timely topics like finding your voice amidst social injustices, preparing for election stress, and how to support your mental health during these difficult times. Find these resources, self-assessment tools and more at: you.colostate.edu or login through RAMweb.
- SilverCloud Health– online modules based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that are free for students. Now might be the perfect time to boost skills to improve your well-being and manage anxiety and depression, improve your sleep or boost your body image. A variety of self-guided modules can be found on YOU@CSU or on the SilverCloud Health webpage. Some modules may include virtual coaching support, when available.
- Nod app – strengthen your connections – It can be tough to figure out how to be ‘social’ and deal with loneliness in this new reality of physical distancing. Nod offers ideas for strengthening social ties so you can have a rewarding social life even when you’re apart from your people. The app uses evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based self-compassion. It reminds us of the small things we can do to create positive moments for ourselves and the people we care about. Download Nod for free in the Apple and Google Play stores, or find it on YOU@CSU.
Try other apps for your phone such as:
- Insight Timer
- Smiling Mind
- The Mindfulness App
- Depression/Self Harm
- What’s Up
- Calm Harm
The Pride Resource Center offers a few ways to help you get connected to other LGBTQIA+ folks on campus.
- Queer Connections
- Find a group that meets regularly that fits your interest! This could be a one-time meet up or a student organization that meets regularly.
- Discord – CSU LGBTQ+
- Discord is an app used by many to have casual conversation & build virtual community. You can join the CSU LGBTQ+ Discord here.
- Come to one of our events.
- Check out our Event Calendar to learn more about what events, speakers, and celebrations we have coming up.
- Volunteer with us!
- Become a peer-educator through Visible Voices
- Represent LGBTQ+ students in student government or other groups on campus to build advocacy skills.
- Email email@example.com for more info.
- Stop by Pride’s office hours!
- Our professional staff have office hours every day of the week, and you can chat about coming out, getting connected, finding resources, etc. See the schedule here.