Behavioral Health Services at Red Rocks Community College

Red Rocks Community College partners with Jefferson Center (JC) to provide behavioral health assessment, short-term counseling (6 sessions per semester), and referral at no cost to its current students. In order to meet the Mental Health needs of our students during the pandemic while also mantaining the safety of our students and staff, we have moved all of our services on-line. We are now providing both telephone and/or video therapy sessions to currently enrolled students, regardless of the type of classes (on-line, hybrid, remote) they are enrolled. To learn more about telehealth, what tools you will need, and how to prepare for you next virtual appointment, click here.

In response to social distancing measures and the overwhelming amount of news about the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has compiled a selection of resources on mental health and coping during this difficult time.

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, ALWAYS CALL 911 FIRST.

If you are experiencing a Mental Health Crisis or are in need of referral services immediately, please call the Colorado Crisis and Support Line at 1-844-493-8255.

 

Resources 

 

Local Mental Health Services

Colorado Crisis Services http://www.coloradocrisisservices.org
Jefferson Center http://jcmh.org
Red Rock Recovery Center http://www.redrockrecoverycenter.com
Mental Health Center of Denver http://www.mhcd.org
Community Reach Center https://www.communityreachcenter.org

 

Online Resources

Let’s Talk Colorado! http://www.letstalkco.org
The Science of Success Podcast http://www.successpodcast.com
ULifeline http://www.ulifeline.org
The JED Foundation http://www.jedfoundation.org
The Jordan Porco Foundation http://www.rememberingjordan.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness http://www.nami.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
AC’s Guide to Student Mental Health http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org
Active Minds http://www.activeminds.org
My Strength http://www.mystrength.com
Man Therapy http://www.mantherapy.org
Cure Stigma http://www.curestigma.org
The Hilarious World of Depression Podcast http://www.apmpodcasts.org/thwod
MindBody app http://www.mindbody.io.com
Mindful blog http://www.mindful.org
Tiny Buddha blog http://www.tinybuddha.com/blog-posts/
Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute blog http://www.siyli.org/resources/category/blog
A Lust For Life blog http://www.alustforlife.com
The Art of Living blog https://www.artofliving.org/us-en/blog
The Positivity Blog http://www.positivityblog.com
Safe 2 Tell Colorado http://www.safe2tell.org

 

Brief Therapy Services

Short-term counseling through Behavioral Health Services (BHS) can provide support for:

  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Overcoming depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Adjustment difficulties 
  • Students needing a referral for additional services or support

 

To schedule an appointment:

  • Call the Behavioral Health Counselor's direct phone line, 303-914-6316, or email katey.parsons@rrcc.ed to request an initial meeting with the Behavioral Health Counselor.
  • Together the student and counselor will decide if short-term individual therapy or a referral to other services will best meet the student's needs.
  • If the student can benefit from brief counseling services or consultation an appointment will be scheduled at a time that works for both the counselor and student.

What to Expect

Your first appointment will include completing a few brief forms followed by meeting with the BHS counselor to talk about your concerns. At the end of the initial appointment, the counselor and student will decide upon a course of action for future treatment. During this time, you are encouraged to express your feelings honestly and ask any questions you may have. You might find that a few sessions with the counselor will help you get back on track, or that your needs will be better served by other providers, at which point community referrals will be offered.

Canceling Appointments

If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance, whenever possible.
Call 303.914.6316 and leave a message, including your name, appointment time, and phone number.

In the event of bad weather, please check the Red Rocks Snow Closure site or call 303.914.6100. If RRCC is closed, your Behavioral Health Counselor will contact you when the campus re-opens to reschedule your appointment.

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RRCC Online Mental Health Screenings

Anonymous online mental health screenings are a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. Screenings are available for alcohol and substance use, depression, PTSD, and other mental health concerns. These are educational, not diagnostic tools. Each screening takes only a few minutes, and at the end, you will be presented with information and next steps.