Community health includes mental health. Over the last few years, many of us have invested more significant physical and emotional energy into our physical health than our emotional and mental health. At DU we take a public health view of well-being which includes physical and mental health.
DU offers a collection of resources to students and employees. As we shift our approach from COVID-19 response to a public health view, we aim to elevate our community's awareness of those opportunities and encourage individuals to take advantage of them.
What resources are available to students?
- The Writing Center – provides tutoring and guidance on class assignments, research papers, and multimedia projects.
- Academic Advising – explore areas of study and set educational goals to achieve success. The advising office also has many supports to assist students with developing effective time management and organizational skills.
- First@DU – a mentorship program built around community for first generation and minoritized students.
- Learning Effectiveness Program – one-on-one academic guidance to benefit students with learning differences.
- Career Support – a robust program offering many internship and career development opportunities.
- Kennedy Mountain Campus – will offer meaningful breaks and an immersive experience in a natural setting away from the noise and hyper-connectivity of DU's urban campus.
- The Health and Counseling Center – offers preventative wellness support in addition to a wide array of medical and counseling support. Some of these resources include: engagement opportunities, stress management, sexual health, gender violence prevention, resources on alcohol and other drugs, and mental health programs on stress, specialized or group therapy sessions. For wellbeing tips, explore HCC's website.
- Crisis support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What resources are available to employees?
- Community events, like the Crimson Classic or Wellness Week, help build a social network of support.
- Cigna, our insurance provider, provides incentive programs through its MotivateME Program.
- DU's Employee Assistance Program is available to all benefited employees at no cost. It is also separate from medical insurance and helps individuals manage various challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief/loss, substance abuse, anger management, work-related pressure, and stress.
- Cigna members also have access to behavioral health technologies—Happify and iPrevail.
- Employees not on the University's health insurance plan can find additional resources on the HRIC (Human Resources and Inclusive Community) website.