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Gaby Diaz, left, photographs Heather Volkel holding a message about what she loves about her body as part of Wardenburg Health’s “Rock Your Body” event in 2012.

Being a student can be stressful. Thankfully, the University of Colorado offers several options for students looking for counseling or psychological help.

The Psychological Health & Psychiatry clinic in CU’s Wardenburg Health Center, 119 UCB, 1900 Wardenburg Drive is a a multi-disciplinary university clinic including staff from the fields of social work, nursing, psychology, psychiatry and counseling.

PHP offers a variety of services, including crisis care, psychotherapy, medication management, substance abuse evaluation and treatment, eating disorder evaluation and treatment, follow up for students who were hospitalized and community referrals.

Students who have purchased the CU Student Gold Health Insurance are seen in the clinic without additional payment, except for $20 copays for individual therapy after 15 visits per policy year.

Students without the Student Gold Health Insurance may be seen on a fee-for-service basis.

Appointments can be made at by calling 303-492-5654.

For counseling services, CU’s Counseling and Psychological Services is located in the Center for Community, Room S440.

CAPS offers professional counselors for individual counseling and groups and workshops along with residence life support and outreach and consultation.

CAPS also offers 20 Minute Stress Break, a brief relaxation program provided for students by trained volunteers from who provide relaxation exercise using meditation, imagery, body focused techniques, or deep breathing.

Walk-in hours for CAPS are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Online screening is also offered at www.colorado.edu/counseling/ resources/online-mental-health-screening for a variety of mental health issues including depression bipolar disorder, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mitchell Byars: twitter.com/mitchellbyars

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