AP Mental Health Check

On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest, how would you rate your mental health at this moment?

Many people struggle to deal with the daily challenges of work and life balance, a vigorous workload, family and relationship con icts and competing demands which can take a toll on their mental health. Proactively checking in with yourself allows the space to stop and re ect on how you actually feel — mentally, physically, and emotionally. During your check-in, you may decide it’s just a Monday and that’s all there is to it! Or you may realize that the feelings that you are experiencing have been consistentover time and you would like to talk to someone.

Reaching out to Colorado State University’s on-site Employee Assistance Program coordinator could be exactly what you need. EAP provides assessment and referrals, management consultation,and outreach to employees who may be facing challenges. Whether you need support after a devastating event within a community

or are su ering a personal loss, EAP’s Coordinator Jan Pierce can guide you to the available resources as a CSU employee. One of those resources is ComPsych, which is a con dential, no-costassistance website to help address the personal issues faced by employees and members of their households.

Reid Trotter, Director of Counseling Services for CSU Health Network, also suggests the Health District of North Larimer County- Mental Health Connections for employees struggling with mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety or addictive behaviors. Mental Health Connections o ers services on a sliding fee scale or free to clients that qualify in order to remove the costbarrier that prevents many from seeking the mental health care that they need.

For mental health emergencies, SummitStone Health Partners o ers a mobile crisis team that is available 24/7/365 and a mentalhealth crisis clinic with assessments available between 8 a.m. and midnight.

Whatever your mental health number is, there is assistanceavailable to you.

• Jan Pierce, EAP Coordinator- 970-491-3437; eap. colostate.edu

• ComPsych, (800) 497-9133
• Mental Health Connections – healthdistrict.org/

• SummitStone Health Partners – summitstonehealth.org/services/crisis-services