Drop-In Counseling / Let's Talk
What is Let’s Talk?
- Easy access to informal, confidential or even anonymous consultations with HCC counselors
- Regular, weekly, walk-in hours
When and where is Let’s Talk?
During Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter.
The last meeting will occur on May 20th, 2013. Let's Talk will resume at the start of Fall Quarter 2013.
Room: 3C (Right next to Pioneer Card Office)
Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, 4th Floor
Room: LEP Office
If I go to Let's Talk, won't everyone find out?
- No. Let's Talk meetings are confidential.
- Let’s Talk meeting can even be anonymous.
- If safety is an issue (yours or someone else's), there may be a need to inform other professionals.
What if someone feels suicidal or wants to hurt him/herself? Should he or she go to Let's Talk?
- If you are feeling unsafe, find a good friend or a family member you trust
- Call Campus Safety at 303-871-3000 and ask to speak to the counselor on call
- Call 911
- Go directly to the Health and Counseling Center (3rd Floor North Ritchie Center) during our normal hours, where you can get immediate help
- Go to a Let’s Talk location, and the counselor can help you decide what will be best for you
What if someone expresses a desire to hurt other individuals? Is Let's Talk appropriate for them?
- Call Campus Safety at 303-871-3000
- Call 911 in the case of imminent danger
- A Let's Talk counselor can help you assess these situations
- The Health and Counseling Center can also be used as a resource in these instances
What is the time limit on Let's Talk meetings?
The length of the meeting is determined by a couple of things:
- If anyone else is waiting
- The amount of time you need
If you need a lot of time or have many things to talk about, it may be helpful for you to consider scheduling a meeting with a counselor at the Health and Counseling Center.
Can faculty and staff or parents of DU students utilize Let's Talk services?
- Let's Talk services are primarily for DU students
- We will not turn anyone away from a Let's Talk meeting
- If a faculty or staff member or a parent had concerns about a student, Let's Talk would be a great starting place to find some help and resources
What if appointments at HCC are booked for weeks out? Can I use Let's Talk instead?
- Let's Talk is not meant to take the place of counseling
- If you need immediate assistance with a problem or feel you are in crisis, you can always call the HCC at 303-871-2205.
I am concerned about my friend. Can I bring my friend to Let's Talk?
A Let's Talk counselor will be able to talk to you with your friend, or talk to your friend alone.
For questions, please contact the Health & Counseling Center at 303.871.2205 or email@example.com